Whether you enjoy the indoors, the outdoors, the winter or the summer, you are sure to find plenty to do in Cedar Falls! Scroll the list below to check out all our downtown attractions to find something that suits your interest. For a full list of attractions and entertainment in the Cedar Valley, visit the Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau's website

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  • Bike Tech

    217 Washington Street
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613



    Monday: 10 - 8 Tueday - Friday: 10 - 6 Saturday: 9 - 5

    Bike Tech was purchased by current owner Brent Johnson in 2006. Since its beginning, Bike Tech has continued to evolve based on customer suggestions, the experiences of Bike Tech staff, and thoughts from our peers in the bicycle retail community. 

  • Brandenburg's House of Violins

    503 Washington
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613



    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 to 6 Saturday: 10 to 3 Sunday, Monday, Thursday: Closed

    Christian Brandenburg, a native of Germany, is a 1997 Graduate of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked at Peter Prier & Sons in Salt Lake City before coming to Iowa and starting his own business.  Christian holds a BA in violin performance and has extensive experience as an orchestral and chamber musician. His training as a violinist provides his customers with invaluable expertise when evaluating instruments and bows and when making sound adjustments.

  • Caboose Stop Hobbies

    301 Main Street
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613



    Monday - Thursday: 10 - 5:30 Friday: 10 - 8 Saturday: 10 - 5 Sunday: Closed

     Come and visit our store in the Historic Downtown Cedar Falls.  The store is packed from floor to ceiling with Model trains of all scales from Beginners sets to Brass. 

  • Cedar Falls Recreational Trails

    Cedar Falls, IA 50613



    Ride, run, paddle or walk the 100+ miles of recreational trails in our area. The downtown area is easily accessible from the trail head at Peter Melendy Park. 

    The Cedar Trails Partnership welcomes you to more than 100 miles of hard-surfaced trails. Configured in a series of loops, our award-winning trails wind through Black Hawk County, Iowa, and the metropolitan areas of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hudson and La Porte City.

  • Ice House Museum

    Corner of 1st & Clay Streets
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613


    (319) 266-5149

    Open May through mid-October

    Built in 1921, this unique round structure was originally home to the flourishing Cedar Falls Ice and Fuel Company.  It stored six to eight thousand tons of ice each year—cut right from the frozen Cedar River. Now it is the only museum in the United States that combines an original ice house with an extensive collection of ice harvesting artifacts and archives. 

  • Little Red Schoolhouse

    1st & Clay Streets
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613



    Open May through September

    Tour this 1909 one-room schoolhouse and experience a long Iowa tradition. From the slate blackboard to the potbellied stove, this schoolhouse recalls a time when brothers, sisters, and neighboring children gathered together to learn in a building like this.
  • TS Surplus Center

    319 Main Street
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613



    Sunday:  12:00-3:00
    Monday-Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday:  11:30-7:00
    Friday:  11:30-6:00
    Saturday:  11:30-3:00

    You will find many new and used items at TS Surplus Center including but not limited to:

    Industrials, Abrasives, Welding, Totes, Bins, Hardware, Air Equipment, Auto, Office, Tools, Plumbing, Electrical, Bolt Bins, Work Gloves, Casters, Lights, etc.

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From nightlife fun to painting like an artist, there are many options for entertainment downtown.