11 miles, Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO)
The Best of Waterloo
Visit interesting museums, go shopping, or enjoy the outdoors
This welcoming city offers plenty to do. Sit in the driver’s seat of cool machines at the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, see an impressive collection of Haitian art at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, and pay homage to Iowans who have served our country at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. Head to downtown Waterloo to peruse unique boutiques, grab fresh goodies at the seasonal Waterloo Urban Farmers Market, and enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Sports fans can check out the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, catch a Waterloo Black Hawks hockey game at Young Arena, or cheer on the Waterloo Bucks baseball team at Riverfront Stadium. If you brought the kids along, they’ll love the waterslides and wave pool at Lost Island Waterpark, interactive exhibits at Phelps Youth Pavilion, and planetarium shows at Grout Museum of History & Science. Looking for outdoor adventures? Hike or bike the 69-mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail or enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing at George Wyth State Park.