Enjoy hiking, shopping, and many other things to do in Waterloo, Iowa

Situated off Highway 20, the Country Inn & Suites offers the ideal home base for your Waterloo adventures. Attend a seminar at nearby Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, and then explore the quaint shops in downtown Cedar Falls. Guests who want to stay active can find hiking and other outdoor things to do in George Wyth State Park, and families will discover stimulating educational exhibits at the Phelps Youth Pavilion. For high-stakes fun, try your luck at the nearby Isle Casino, and then celebrate your big win with a shopping spree at Crossroads Mall, less than a mile from the hotel. Check out our deals to make your stay in Waterloo even better.

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Crossroads Mall

0.76 mi / 1.22 km from the hotel
Peruse popular stores like rue21 and Bath & Body Works at Crossroads Mall. After hunting down bargains, refuel with a slice from Geno's Pizza or catch the latest movie at Crossroads 12 Theatre.

Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

2.64 mi / 4.25 km from the hotel
Get your tickets for some of the area's biggest performances at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, which hosts trade shows, conventions, concerts, and seminars throughout the year.

George Wyth State Park

6.77 mi / 10.9 km from the hotel
Escape the metropolitan feel without leaving the city when you visit George Wyth State Park. You can picnic, hike, fish, bird-watch, and more.

Grout Museum District

2.51 mi / 4.04 km from the hotel
Five informative museums make up the Grout Museum District. Exciting displays range from cutting-edge science exhibits at the Grout Museum of History and Science to robot building at the Carl A. & Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium.

Hearst Center for the Arts

7.05 mi / 11.34 km from the hotel
Participate in a creative workshop or admire works from local and national artists displayed at this popular museum. During your visit, take time to walk through the center's stunning sculpture garden for some open-air inspiration.

Isle Casino

1.4 mi / 2.25 km from the hotel
Find fun in spades at this popular gaming center that features more than 950 slot machines and 25 table games, including blackjack and roulette. You can celebrate your earnings with mouthwatering specials at Otis & Henry's Steakhouse, located on site.

Lost Island Water Park

1.48 mi / 2.38 km from the hotel
Bring the kids for heart-pounding adventures at the Lost Island Waterpark, which offers 24 acres of water fun, plus mini golf and go-karts. Don't forget to take your picture with Maizie the Mermaid!

National Cattle Congress

4.15 mi / 6.68 km from the hotel
Home to livestock shows, rodeos, concerts, and the annual NCC Fair, this venue offers year-round entertainment for the whole family.

Phelps Youth Pavilion

2.86 mi / 4.6 km from the hotel
From FunStage to Grant's Farm, the hands-on exhibits at Phelps Youth Pavilion engage children and adults alike. Visit on the third Thursday of the month for special USD 1 admission.

Young Arena

2.93 mi / 4.71 km from the hotel
Home to the USHL Waterloo Black Hawks, this ice arena offers drop-in hockey games and public and private skating. Don't want to hit the ice? Get in some exercise with a walk around the upper concourse, which offers views of the action below.