Home to the University of Northern Iowa, this vibrant college town features everything from sporting events and shopping to historic attractions and outdoor recreation. Learn about the community's intriguing ice harvesting story at the Ice House Museum; catch a live show by local artists (or a Broadway production) at Gallagher Bluedorn; or shop 'til you drop at the nationally-recognized Cedar Falls Downtown District.
Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
Ride, run, paddle or walk the 100+ miles of paved trails that make up the Cedar Valley Trails system; explore the hundreds of acres of wooded area at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center; or take a relaxing stroll through the Hearst Sculpture Garden.
When you're hungry, sit down to an exotic dish at Montage, American fusion cuisine at Whiskey Road Tavern & Grill, a brick-oven meal at Mulligan's, live music paired with food and drinks at The Brass Tap or a hand-tossed pizza at Tony's Lapizzeria. Then, grab a sweet treat from Scratch Cupcakery or Cup of Joe. Finish off the night with a drink at Second State Brewing, SingleSpeed Brewing Co. or Bar Winslow before spending a night of luxury at The Black Hawk Hotel.
Whether it’s our hospitality or one-of-a-kind shops, attractions and events, you’ll love visiting Cedar Falls with your family and friends.