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Top Things To Do in Downtown Cedar Rapids

Couples Having Fun

When moving to Cedar Rapids & the Corridor area of Iowa residents enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and cultural events (when they aren’t at the local rink playing hockey). From comedy clubs, interactive dinner theater, museums, opera, and a wealth of knowledge to discover and explore at the public library you and your family have a lot [...]

Best Places for Brunch in the Cedar Rapids Area

Delicious Brunch in Cedar Rapids Area

The culinary cuisine of the Cedar Rapids area is diverse. There are a lot of wonderful places to enjoy breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. Egg dishes, waffles, french toast, omelets, Benedicts, and biscuits & gravy are all on the menu at some of our favorite brunch spots, and there are new things to try: a ground beef & lamb burger with [...]

Best Winter Activities In & Around Cedar Rapids

Having Fun in the Winter Snow

We enjoy the winter in the midwest. We look forward to the cold and snowy weather. It provides us with a lot of fun and entertainment. You and your family can sample some of our favorite activities at local festivals (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating) and enjoy a weekend trip to an area ski and snowboard resort and put your [...]

Fun Indoor Activities in Cedar Rapids IA

Kid Having Fun Bowling

There is always something fun to do in Cedar Rapids Iowa. You don’t have to look too far. There are plenty of outdoor adventures and indoor adventures. An indoor adventure will be perfect on a cold rainy day, or single digit winter day. There are USHL hockey games, public skating sessions, indoor kart racing, axe throwing, live music [...]

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids

People Gathering for Thanksgiving Meal

It is early November. Restaurants are starting to make their Thanksgiving offerings known. Midwesterners are making their holiday plans with great anticipation. A wonderful feast is just around the corner. There are restaurants that have already posted their take & bake meals. There are also restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day, November [...]

8 Reasons to Move to Iowa City

Old Capitol Building in Downtown Iowa City

Are you looking for a smaller city with a University, a Big Ten Conference football team, and a thriving parks and recreation department that demonstrates its support for the arts with annual festivals and exhibitions? Iowa City has you covered. It is home to a growing population of just 74,828 people (data from the 2020 census). College [...]

Fun Fall Activities In & Around Cedar Rapids

Corn Maze & Hay Ride Signs in Pumpkin Patch

Practice makes perfect, and you’ll be in good form for any unexpected zombie infestations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a little paintball practice this fall. There are nighttime training sessions available at our local paintball park. Of course, sometimes the best course of action when encountering a zombie is to lose them in a confusing [...]

Best Biking & Hiking Trails in Cedar Rapids Area

Biking & Walking Trails

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department manages over 4,171 acres of property. They offer 1,500 recreation programs annually including 6-8 mile group bike rides in the fall on approved bike trails. The department maintains recreational trails throughout the city for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. There are also nearby state [...]

Why Cedar Rapids is a Great Place to Live

Aerial View of Cedar Rapids Downtown Skyline

Cedar Rapids, Iowa is an affordable place to live with a lot of opportunities. Residents and visitors enjoy shopping and dining downtown; boating, fishing, hiking, bird watching, trail running in the local landscape; and classical music, ballet, and more at a historic downtown theater. People love working and living in one of our country's [...]