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Our community, citizens and businesses invite you to

WIND UP IN TRAER

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OUR HISTORY

Wind Up in Traer and experience a vibrant, small-town community that is thriving. Our businesses, amenities, education, and hometown spirit make Traer a great place to live, work, and play.
The city, named for John W. Traer, got its start with the building of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway running through the territory.
 Traer is known for the iron winding staircase that originally led to the office of the local newspaper. The staircase is freestanding, reverse spiral and connected to the building with a suspended walkway, a somewhat rare arrangement.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Want to know what's happening in Traer? You'll find it here first. 

Or CLICK HERE for our full calendar of events.

FREE Tree Seedlings for Traer

Did you lose trees in derecho? Get replacements on May 15th. CLICK HERE for details.

City of Traer Option Tax Grants

Requests for Options Tax Funds are due June 18th. CLICK HERE for info and application.

HELP WANTED

Seeking Seasonal Public Works Employee. CLICK HERE for info and application.

Now Hiring Pool Employees

Looking for lifeguards, managers, and water safety instructors. CLICK HERE to apply.

Renew your licenses and permits for 2021

Call Municipal Hall @ 319-478-2580 to update your golf cart/UTV permits and pet tags.

LOOK LOCAL FIRST

Loyalty Punch Card Program launches in Traer - CLICK HERE for details

TRAER TOURISM

Make your next road trip a trip to Traer. Our vibrant and friendly community has something for everyone from locally owned and operated restaurants to 15,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers and everything in between. You'll want to Wind up in Traer!

GRAB A BITE

Not only are we recognized for  TOP TENDERLOINS in the STATE, but all our restaurants are locally, family-owned and operated.

You won't leave Traer hungry!

SIP ON IN

Our bars and restaurants are eager to quench your thirst. And an old-fashioned malt shop and local winery are not to be missed.

You won't go thirsty in Traer!

Even if you don't have friends or family to bunk with while in town, you've got options. A full-service motel and camping choices are available.

Traer has you covered!

STAY A WHILE
TOP 10 TO DO

Traer may not have been at the head of your top 10 list, but Wind Up here and you'll soon find that we have more than you bargained for.

Traer has it going on!

DIVE IN

Come on in, the water's fine. And so are the movies, books, games, sports, parks, and playgrounds.

Traer–something for everyone!

We celebrate our community with our annual events. Check out the Winding Stairs Festival, Holiday Happenings and Car Shine & Show.

Find the fun in Traer!

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