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Waterloo Center for the Arts

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Address: 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-1313
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+1 319-291-4490
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Took part in the Waterloo Center for the Arts Holiday Art Show on Nov. 12 and 13.

The Center is a lovely place with access to the River Walk. Chawne, the Museum curator is doing such a good job! The show which happens every year is a feat in organization. And... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Fairfield, Iowa
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Fairfield, Iowa
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Center is a lovely place with access to the River Walk. Chawne, the Museum curator is doing such a good job! The show which happens every year is a feat in organization. And we have great regard for him in being able to accomplish it all with harmony and intelligence. Many thanks to him for a highly successful show... More 

Thank spaltedwoodgallery
Danville, KY
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I take my grandchildren to the Waterloo Center for the Arts every time we visit them. They nor I ever tire of the experience. Whether climbing, virtual painting, light play, building a room with portable wall squares, participating in a play or puppet show, on & on, the experiences are outstanding. Waterloo is so fortunate to have such a facility.

Thank Alicia N
Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wear clothes that invite participation. If you are able - get in there and follow that child - up the ladders, through the tunnels, wear a costume, star in a play, and make some memories. Really small children may tire long before older ones are done "doing" the many activities. Plan accordingly. Today is the day you are given with... More 

Thank Reatha33
Crestwood, Illinois
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

had a nice time visiting art center, my friend wound up getting a picture of an artist she knows or heard about, that picture postcard you could say is now hanging in her family room..

Thank Joseph I
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

They offer many kinds of art displays that chane often. So each time you go there is something different. They also have a lovley eatery during the day that serves sandwiches deserts and coffee. You can also catch one of the many great shows at the center for arts performed by the waterloo community playhouse through out the year. Also... More 

Thank Theresa S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Nice place to visit if you are a art freak and wanna see some nice stuff. I visited this over the weekend and it was nice

Thank Jayabhat
Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Great music venue at the Ampitheatre! Good show, great outdoor acoustics, love the local atmosphere!

Thank hautecuisine2015
Marengo, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

We had a great time watching the Brazilian 2wins at the Riverloop Amhitheater. The Amphitheater backs up to the river. It is a beautiful setting.The acoustics were great and the Brazilian 2wins were awesome. What a great band. They put a great spin on all of the songs they play.

Thank Steve S
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This might be a great attraction for kids, but we didn't have any kids with us so I cannot testify to that. It was free, so can't complain about the price. It only takes about an hour to see all of the art. Somewhat disappointing.

Thank Jeanne B
Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went there with the grandkids and took them through the facility. They were many interactive games for them to do and they had a blast. Also had my daughters wedding at the amphitheater on the river there and it went as smooth as we could have hoped. Competent staff and very helpful.

Thank Mike L

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