DescriptionEarly Cedar Falls took advantage of its location on the Cedar River to become an important milling center. With the arrival of the railroad after the Civil War, Cedar Falls developed into northern Iowa's principal commercial and industrial area.
More than 80 miles of recreational trails connect locations throughout the city. A water trail also is available. Developed recreational facilities are available at George Wyth Memorial State Park. More than 2 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails traverse the forest, marshland and meadows of Hartman Reserve, on the banks of the Cedar River.
The Cedar Falls Historical Society operates four museums with limited hours; phone (319) 266-5149.
Visitor InfoCedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau 6510 Hudson Rd. CEDAR FALLS, IA 50613. Phone:(319)268-4266 or (800)845-1955
Self-guiding toursA guide with information about self-guiding bicycle trails is available at the tourism and visitors bureau. Brochures detailing the city's outdoor sculptures and a driving tour of Black Hawk County's barn quilts also are available.
Things to SeeJames and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts