Our community, citizens and businesses invite you to
WIND UP IN TRAER
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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.
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!