Moving? Is Cedar Falls a Good Fit for You? Part 3


September 27th, 2023

Eateries & Entertainment in the Cedar Valley Year-round Entertainment Autumn leaves are falling and that means scarecrows are appearing throughout the Cedar Valley. These fearsome and fanciful creations will delight all ages. Once thought to thwart crop-eating birds and animals, scarecrows greet visitors on downtown streets and have taken over the Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. Celebrate the season at the Cattle Congress Fair, various pumpkin patches, and other haunted activities. As we move from sweater weather to parkas and mittens, you’ll discover a plethora of activities both inside and outside. Santa arrives the day after Thanksgiving during Holiday Hoopla in Cedar Falls. How he arrives is a secret, so don your mittens and scarves to join the family fun. Also, you don’t want to miss the Winter Wonderloo celebration in downtown Waterloo. And, the fun continues into February and March with the Ice Harvest Festival, Iowa Fat Bike Race and Frosty Buns Race, Boat Show, Iowa Farm Show, Maple Syrup Festival, and so much more. Summertime prompts outdoor activities like Veteran’s Day Parade, My Waterloo Days, Iowa Irish Fest, Cedar Valley Pridefest, Sturgis Falls Parade, and lots of live music to fill the summer air. Attention history buffs and art lovers. Year-round you can visit performing art centers, history and art museums, theatres, and the John Deere Tractor Museum. Take the kiddos to Phelps Youth Pavilion and the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium for an entertaining learning experience. Want more fun activities? Have you ever tried hatchet throwing? Give it a try at Hurling Hatchets in Cedar Falls. Isle Casino & Hotel awaits your visit for the hottest games and dining. Check out more entertainment opportunities at and One-of-a-Kind Eateries Coffee lovers can’t get enough of local shops Cup of Joe and Sidecar Coffee. Want a retro vibe? Order your java and baked goods to-die-for at Cup of Joe. Sidecar specializes in roasted coffees and sandwiches/treats at five locations throughout the Cedar Valley. Not a coffee drinker? Tea lovers gather for a pot of tea and conversation at the Tea Cellar in historic downtown Cedar Falls. This contemporary tearoom offers a variety of loose-leaf teas and decadent sweets. Join friends for a brew and to watch a game at a variety of Cedar Valley’s taverns and breweries. Bar Winslow located within the historic Black Hawk Hotel is a Prohibition-inspired craft cocktail bar. For a burst of deliciousness, dine at locally owned Montage or Brown Bottle. If you love Italian food served in a cozy atmosphere, Brown Bottle will not disappoint. Make a reservation for fine dining at Montage or drop in for a casual drink. Don’t let cold weather or snow keep you from dining outside. Imagine yourself sitting with friends inside a clear-domed tent watching the snow fall while warming your toes by the fire. George’s Local offers this truly exceptional experience. You’ll be forever hooked. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, casual, or a fine dining experience, Cedar Valley eateries are ready for you. We welcome you to our community and look forward to helping with your moving needs. Contact Jocee at Prairie Life Storage at 319-260-2275 or visit the website at

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