Cedar Falls, Iowa: Ice House Museum

The only ice harvesting museum in the U.S. in an original ice house, built in 1921. The round structure contains saws and other tools that were once used to cut ice from the adjacent Cedar River.

Address:
121 Center St., Cedar Falls, IA
Directions:
North edge of downtown, in Sturgis Park. Entrance is on the north side of IA-57/W. 1st St., just east of its intersection with Center St./Franklin St.
Hours:
May-mid-Oct. Sa-Su 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
319-266-5149
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Ice House Museum.

Ice House Museum

This is the only ice harvesting museum in the U.S. in an original ice house. Built in 1921, the round structure contains saws and other tools that were once used to cut ice from the adjacent Cedar River. Ice harvesting enabled fresh food to be brought to homes across the country; it was a once-common business that transformed our diet and daily lives.

[Carrie Eilderts, 09/17/2022]

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