Cedar Falls Ice House Museum

South Riverside Trail

Commerce, Economy & Work

Before housing the Cedar Falls Ice House Museum, this round barn held between 6,000 to 8,000 tons of ice.

Photo by: Rifeldeas/Wikimedia

The Cedar Falls Ice House Museum allows you to explore the international industry that enabled food to be transported worldwide and is the only museum in the United States that tells the history of ice harvesting in an original ice house. The round structure built in 1921 could hold 16 million pounds of ice. Today it displays tools once used to cut ice from the Cedar River nearby. You can visit the museum to learn more about the ice industry.


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