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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.

Apply Now For  Local Option Tax Grant Funds

CLICK HERE for information    CLICK HERE for application

Lifeguards Needed for Summer Pool Season

CLICK HERE for application

Mosquito Spraying in Traer

Wednesday evenings - weather permitting

Help Save Our Theatre!

CLICK HERE for donation information
We now also offer VENMO for donations - @traertheatre50675

Sesquicentennial Online Store is OPEN

Buy commemorative merchandise from Traer businesses and have it shipped right to your door!
CLICK HERE TO SHOP

Polish Up Taylor Park

A comminuty initiative to improve our local park - CLICK HERE for information

Downtown Art Mural Projects

Art has come to Traer - see it CLICK HERE

LOOK LOCAL FIRST

Loyalty Punch Card Program going strong in Traer - CLICK HERE for details

Take a Tour
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!

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Our bars and restaurants are eager to quench your thirst. And our local winery is not to be missed.

You won't go thirsty in Traer!

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Not only do we have some of the best pizza in the state, but all our restaurants are locally, family-owned and operated. 

 

You won't leave Traer hungry!

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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!

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

Traer has something for everyone!

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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!

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

Find the fun in Traer!

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