International Wrestling Institute And Museum – Waterloo, Iowa
This museum in Waterloo, Iowa explores the history of one of the world’s oldest sports. It features displays on famous wrestlers, including Dan Gable, Iowa’s Olympian wrestler. Other persons visitors can learn about are Rocky Marciano, Frank Gotch, and Verne Gagne.
The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum opened its doors to the public on September 19, 1998 after a year of planning and construction.
Today the museum boasts over 600 displays as it takes visitors through the history of wrestling, from ancient Greece through the present day Olympics. The Professional Wing of the museum has a half-size wrestling ring, a wall devoted to the legendary Frank Gotch, the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, and many other exciting displays.
The mission of the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute & Museum is to preserve the history of Mankind’s Oldest Sport, and to present it in a manner that is educational, entertaining and serves as an inspiration for young people to dream big and work hard!Admission – Fee is charged
Directions – 303 Jefferson St., Waterloo, Iowa 50701
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 for adults
$3 for students (17 and under)
Children 6 and under are free
Credit Cards –Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover
Phone – (319) 233-0745