5 days in Waterloo, Grand Detour & Moline Itinerary

5 days in Waterloo, Grand Detour & Moline Itinerary

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5 days in Waterloo, Grand Detour & Moline Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Waterloo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Detour
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Moline
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Wichita

2
nights
Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, and then cool off at Lost Island Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, view the masterpieces at Phelps Youth Pavilion, then see the interesting displays at National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Dan Gable Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Cedar Valley Nature Trail.

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Wichita to Waterloo is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Wichita in August, with highs in Waterloo at 81°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Detour.

Things to do in Waterloo

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Lost Island Water Park ©
Lost Island Water Park
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum ©

1
night
Grand Detour

Grand Detour ©
Grand Detour is an unincorporated census-designated place in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of John Deere Historic Site.

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Drive from Waterloo to Grand Detour in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moline.

Things to do in Grand Detour

Historic Sites
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John Deere Historic Site ©
John Deere Historic Site

1
night
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, and then look for gifts at John Deere Store.

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You can drive from Grand Detour to Moline in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Moline are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moline

Historic Sites Shopping
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Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House ©
John Deere Store ©
John Deere Store
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery