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Welcome to Waterloo

Welcome to Waterloo! From our extensive network of trails to our thriving arts and museum district and dozens of locally-owned restaurants, sports venues and entertainment options, Waterloo offers a unique experience that gets better with every visit. Come for one of our 11 major festivals, including the Iowa Irish Fest. Have some fun in the sun at Lost Island, rated one of the Top 10 waterparks in the US. Then grab a local brew along the riverfront at SingleSpeed. Our revitalized downtown offers more than 40 local restaurants and nightlife establishments with enough flavor for everyone.

What Brings You to Waterloo?

Children playing joyfully outside the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa. The vibrant outdoor space provides a safe and engaging environment for kids to explore, socialize, and enjoy creative activities. Families delight in the artistic ambiance while children immerse themselves in imaginative play amidst sculptures and greenery.

From trails to museums to waterparks, find endless family-friendly things to do in Waterloo.

Vendor fair inside the Courtyard Marriott in Waterloo, Iowa, showcasing a variety of products and services. Attendees explore booths, interact with vendors, and engage in networking opportunities. The event space is lively and well-lit, creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests.

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Father and son enjoying a thrilling ride at Lost Island Theme Park in Waterloo, Iowa. The joyful duo experiences excitement and adventure together on a family-friendly attraction. Lost Island Theme Park offers fun-filled experiences for all ages, making it a top destination for entertainment in Waterloo

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