Home to University of Northern Iowa, the third-largest public university in the state of Iowa. The city gets its name from the Cedar River which flows on the city's eastern side. On the other side of the river is the more populous Waterloo; collectively these two are known as the "Cedar Valley".
In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimate was 36,940, while the Cedar Valley has a population of more than 100,000.
Waterloo Regional Airport, 2790 Livingston Ln., Waterloo (From IA 58, take US 218 S exit, merge onto IA 57, IA 57 becomes US 218 S, exit Broadway, turn left onto Airport Blvd.), ☎ +1 319 291-4483 (email@example.com, fax: +1 319 291-4250), . Delta Air Lines has flights available.(IATA: ALO).edit
The university has all the things  you'd expect a public university to have, including music events, theater, sports, and guest speakers. The campus is most abuzz in October when the university celebrates homecoming, one of the most popular of its kind in the Midwest. The major venues on campus are Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, UNI-Dome (Division FCS football) and McLeod Center (many indoor sports).
Sturgis Falls Celebration, (firstname.lastname@example.org), . (late-June). The original name for the city was Sturgis Falls, and for over 35 years, locals have been celebrating the city with a parade, carnival, talent shows and food.edit
The closest restaurants to campus are on The Hill on College St., northeast of campus (no need to change parking spots if already parked on campus). Popular standbys include Sub City (where they say the meat is piled high and they don't lie), the Other Place (O.P.) for pizza. Main St. downtown is a popular spot for a variety of restaurants, some which are nicer than the ones near campus. Many restaurants, mostly chains, are located on University Ave.
The Brown Bottle, 1111 Center St., ☎ +1 319 266-2616 (email@example.com), . 4PM-10PM daily. A long-time favorite serving Italian fare. After a meal one can stroll alongside the river just across the street. Gluten-free menu available.$20. edit
Pepper's Grill and Sports Pub, 620 E 18th St., ☎ +1 319 266-9394, . 11AM-late. 2 floors with 40+ TVs to watch the game. Wings, sandwiches and all sorts of alcoholic drinks. The pool tables are sort of tucked away so it's a good place to eat and have a lot of fun. Extremely busy if the Panthers or other local teams are on TV.$15. edit
Mulligans Brick Oven Grill and Pub, 205 E 18th St., ☎ +1 319 277-3426. Another popular place to both eat and watch the game. One floor split into two sides, one focused more on eating and the other more so on TVs and food surrounding the bar.$15. edit