Iowa is famous for its farms, so it’s no surprise that the John Deere tractor company got its start in the city of Waterloo, Iowa. Our hotel’s guests visiting this idyllic Midwestern town can see a tractor assembled, from start to finish, at the local John Deere production facility.
If watching all that manufacturing makes you hungry, head over to D Plus K Hickory House for some of the best ribs in Iowa; the deep-dish pizza at Doughy Joey’s will make you think you’ve jetted to Chicago for lunch. No matter your cuisine of choice, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and accommodations in Waterloo for you to peruse.
Convenient to your Waterloo hotel is the Grout Museum District, a multi-property cultural campus featuring the Grout Museum of History & Science, the Rensselaer Russell House Museum, the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. The nearby Waterloo Center for the Arts has an extensive collection of artwork and exhibits––including the largest gallery of Haitian art in America, in addition to traditional Midwestern cultural and folk pieces––and the recently-opened Phelps Youth Pavilion has plenty of hands-on exhibits, for kids of all ages.