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.
Cedar Falls Historical Society has been working for over 50 years, engaging the community in the preservation, education, and celebration of our heritage.
To serve the community with musical performances,
help advance the musical interest of band members,
and preserve a rich musical heritage.
Please check the Cedar Falls Library website for up to date information.
The Cedar Falls Public Library is your Cedar Valley destination for lifelong learning through our collections, programs, and services. In addition to our traditional collections of books, videos, and audio materials, we also have a Seed Library and a Library of Things, including musical instruments, gardening tools, games, a canning kit, and a variety of technological tools you can check out. Attend a class or use the equipment in our new Collaborative Laboratory to create something. With your library card, access our digital collections 24/7, including downloadable books, audiobooks, music, and streaming video. We offer free programs for all ages, from story times for little ones to informational and entertaining programs for teens and adults.
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.
Membership in the Cedar Falls Woman's Club is open to all women. All meetings include a meal, friendship, a short meeting, and a program. The Cedar Falls Woman's Club meets regularly each month from September through May. The Cedar Falls Woman's Club is available to the public for your special events: weddings, showers, parties, dinners, reunions, and club meetings. Catering services are provided.
Renown artist Gary Kelley's studio, open by appointment. His art can be viewed on these websites: www.millergallery.com, www.hudsenrivergallery.com, and his website.
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.
Open May through September
Welcome to the Oster Regent Theatre, home of the Cedar Falls Community Theatre. This is a hip, fun and happening place to be for live performance in the Midwest. Great plays are performed live on stage throughout the year.
Overman Park is a central hub of activity in the downtown area, especially during the summer months. Enjoy a variety of great events, including Movies Under the Moon, live concerts by the Cedar Falls Municipal Band, and the Farmers Market.