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 this week.
The Dan Gable Museum will officially open to the public on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m.
The opening of the museum is in conjunction with USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals held at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on March 29-31. All parents, athletes, and fans are encouraged to visit the museum while they are in town.
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.