Living in Waterloo, Iowa
Located on the banks of the Cedar River in Black Hawk County, Waterloo is famous for housing the John Deere Tractor Assembly Plant as well as the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Our Grout Museum District provides ample education opportunities for visitors, community members, home buyers, and students throughout the county and beyond. More education and entertainment opportunities include the Waterloo Community Playhouse & BlackHawk Children's Theater. Waterloo Center for the Arts and Phelps Youth Pavillion offer plenty of engaging opportunities and experiences for all ages.
The tremendous population diversity, over 45 languages are spoken by students in the Waterloo School District, encourages our district's proactive approach in recognizing the challenges minorities face as well as increases our community inclusion efforts.
Be sure to visit the nation's top-ranked outdoor water park, The Lost Island, offering incredible water rides and activities. Take on waves, float on the lazy river, ride the water coaster, and so much more. Opening Summer of 2022, the Lost Island Theme Park promises thrills for everyone, no matter their age.
Looking for more to do? If you're visiting during hockey season, be sure to catch a Waterloo Black Hawks game. And, summer visitors shouldn't miss a Waterloo Bucks game, our Northwoods League Baseball Team.