National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Dan Gable Museum celebrates grand opening this week

WATERLOO, Iowa—After being closed since September while undergoing a $1.4 million renovation, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa celebrate the completion of its renovation with a grand opening.

Dan Gable Museum will officially open to the public on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m.

The grand opening is in conjunction with USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals held at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on March 29-31.

Named for wrestling legend Dan Gable and located in a refurbished downtown section of his hometown, the museum has become a landmark in Waterloo and a world-class destination for wrestlers and fans.

“We want the museum to be a symbol of excellence and a source of pride in the community,” said Gable. “These improvements will make the museum more modern and appealing and a place you want to go, but more importantly, they will give us the ability to impact more young lives and make a big difference in their future.”

The renovation has transformed the museum into a state-of-the-art facility featuring interactive kiosks while also expanding the wrestling room, teaching center and theater to provide more opportunities for youth wrestlers.

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is located at 303 Jefferson St. in Waterloo. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Call (319) 233-0745 with questions.

Weekend hours of operation
Thursday, March 28: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, March 29: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 30: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.