Local Resources

Local Resources in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area and Greater Cedar Valley Region

Most days, two American Airlines flights bring travelers from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO), where they have access to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area and Greater Cedar Valley Region.

Whether in the area for business or pleasure, our local communities are standing by to welcome travelers with open arms and invite them to explore opportunities for tourism, essential services, and more.

Local Tourism Opportunities and More

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area and Greater Cedar Valley Region are known for their wide range of attractions and accommodations, ranging from museums and outdoor recreation, including a new theme park scheduled to open in 2022, to cabins and five-star hotels. When planning your trip, consider the following for your itinerary:

Hotels and Motels

From well-known chains and economy options to luxurious accommodations, our local hotels and motels offer a host of amenities that will make your stay comfortable and hassle-free.

Bed and Breakfasts

Feel right at home on your trip by lodging at one of our area’s fine bed and breakfasts, which provide classic Midwestern hospitality mixed with a touch of local flair.


Plan your stay on a campground or find other opportunities to relax in a unique cabin on your trip to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area and Greater Cedar Valley Region.

Points of Interest

Learn something new at an inspiring museum or nature preserve, get outdoors and experience the beauty of Mother Nature, or explore the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. With something for nearly every interest, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area has a nearly endless list of tourism opportunities available that will make your trip one to remember.

Essential Services

Gas stations, grocery and convenience stores, healthcare, veterinary clinics, and pet daycare services – these are just a few of the essential services that you’ll find throughout our area.

Find more information about our local attractions and services on the map below:

Find the Information You Need

You can contact the following organizations and ordinances for specific questions about the area you’ll be traveling to:

To learn more about the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area and Greater Cedar Valley Region or for general aviation information, contact Waterloo Regional Airport today at 319-291-4483.

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About Our Airport and Area

Waterloo Regional Airport is located at 2790 Livingston Ln in Waterloo, Iowa. Our facility can be found between Wagner Rd on the east and Leversee Rd on the west, north of Airline Hwy, and south of Dunkerton Rd, sitting just off of State Hwy 218.

Waterloo Regional Airport provides guests access to the metro area we share with Cedar Falls, as well as the following counties:

  • Black Hawk
  • Bremer
  • Buchanan
  • Butler
  • Chickasaw
  • Fayette
  • Grundy
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Hardin
  • Tama

Aside from public transportation that can take travelers throughout the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area, Waterloo Regional Airport also offers on-site car rentals through Avis/Budget, enabling your passengers to drive to where they need to be and experience destinations outside the city limits.

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