Offers / Waterloo, Iowa

Illuminated Pedestrian Walkway on the W 4th Street Bridge over the Cedar River in Downtown Waterloo, Iowa. Photo credit: Sam Wagner /

Waterloo, Iowa

multi • midwest, USA

About Waterloo

Located in the Upper Midwest and along the banks of Cedar River, Waterloo is easily recognized as one of Iowa's most notable historic cities. First settled in 1845 as a riverfront town, the city now serves as the Black Hawk County seat. Experience Waterloo’s cultural and recreational opportunities during the annual My Waterloo Days festival in June, or visit the National Cattle Congress Fair in September, featuring an eclectic mix of entertainment, education, and experience with livestock and agriculture. For family-friendly indoor activities, check out the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, which tells the story of American agriculture and its global significance, or the Grout Museum District, featuring the Grout Museum of History & Science, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Rensselaer Russell House Museum, Snowden House, and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. The largest employers in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls MSA include John Deere, Tyson Fresh Meats, and the University of Northern Iowa. Waterloo is also home to TechWorks Campus, a 30-acre advanced manufacturing, research and development, innovation, education, commercial, and manufacturing center. Waterloo is fun, friendly, and affordable, and currently offers two exciting incentive packages, including $3,000 to buy a home in Waterloo or $5,000 to renovate a home in the downtown area.



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Known for tractor and farm equipment manufacturing, Waterloo, Iowa, is home to the John Deere Factory Assembly Plant. Historically, the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company came first, and gained recognition as the first to manufacture and sell gasoline-powered farm tractors. Deere and Company bought the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918, and the popular “Waterloo Boy” tractor was the last tractor they produced before adopting the John Deere brand.

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