Discover hiking, shopping, and many other fun things to do in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Situated off Highway 58, the Country Inn & Suites is close to some of the best things to do in northeast Iowa. If you’re in town for a Panthers game, book one of our spacious hotel rooms to be less than a mile from the UNI campus. Looking for some exercise outdoors? Spend a day hiking in George Wyth State Park or rent a bicycle to cruise along the paved Cedar Valley Trails system. Popular with visitors and locals alike, downtown Cedar Falls is the perfect place for a date night or an afternoon with your crew. You can pick up souvenirs and browse art galleries before enjoying a sweet treat or a savory dish from popular eateries.

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Cedar Valley Trails

2.39 mi / 3.85 km from the hotel
Designed in a series of easy-to-navigate loops, the Cedar Valley Trails are a fun way to explore the area. Bike rentals are available at various spots near the trails.

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

0.7 mi / 1.13 km from the hotel
The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center is a 100,000-square-foot complex with three venues, hosting more than 300 events per year. Jebe Hall features an impressive pipe organ, and Davis Hall is the site of the UNI music library.

George Wyth State Park

2.39 mi / 3.85 km from the hotel
Escape the metropolitan feel without leaving the city when you visit George Wyth State Park to picnic, hike, fish, or bird-watch.

Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy

8.52 mi / 13.71 km from the hotel
Take a walk-through tour of the cow barns, or choose the hands-on tour to milk a cow and make butter. Afterward, stop by the creamery for a dish of homemade ice cream.

Hearst Center for the Arts

0.35 mi / 0.56 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.

Historic Downtown Cedar Falls

1.77 mi / 2.85 km from the hotel
From shopping and dining to entertainment and museums, downtown Cedar Falls offers a wealth of fun activities.

John Deere Waterloo Operations

8.92 mi / 14.36 km from the hotel
See how iconic John Deere tractors are made at the Waterloo factory, and then pick up a memento in the gift shop. Reservations are recommended.

McLeod Center

1.12 mi / 1.81 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Panthers in wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and other sports at the 6,500-seat McLeod Center. The center also provides a stage for concerts featuring performers like Brad Paisley.

The Falls Aquatic Center

0.19 mi / 0.3 km from the hotel
In the summer, you can cool off in the wading pool, speed down waterslides, practice your technique in the lap pool, or lounge in the lazy river at this water park.


1.07 mi / 1.72 km from the hotel
The UNI-Dome is home to the UNI Panthers football team, but it also welcomes high school championship matches, track-and-field meets, concerts, and conventions.

University of Northern Iowa

0.77 mi / 1.24 km from the hotel
Visit a student, attend a Panthers game, view art exhibitions, or enjoy a symphony concert at this 916-acre suburban campus.