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Cedar River

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Address: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Love to stroll down the banks of the Cedar

A super place to take the kids and walk or it's miles of trails. With wide paths and scenic views it make it one of our favorites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A super place to take the kids and walk or it's miles of trails. With wide paths and scenic views it make it one of our favorites.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like the fireworks displays around the 4th of July. Both the downtown and the Ellis displays are great. The programs at the amphitheater are great also. It is also a peaceful place to hike or walk the dog. I live 4 blocks away.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I can't seriously believe there is a place to review the Cedar River. I drive over it every day getting to work. If I have my window down, it smells. When I park my car and have to walk to my office, it smells. The only thing that wants to be close to the river is the geese, and they... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I really like walking by the Cedar River trails! It's a nice river and it's the heart of Cedar Rapids. I would like to see the City maybe think about a floodable river walk-way like the one they have in Grand Rapids, MI and other places. It would be nice to walk on the banks of the Cedar River.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Cedar river is a pretty river. Looking at it at night on the west side of the city , Looking towards Quaker Oaks is beautiful. Great for fishing and boating. The 4th of July Ellis Harbor is lit up and makes the river look magical.

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Palo IA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The trail that heads south by the YMCA, is smooth and great for bicycle rides, roller blading, walking, or running. I enjoy a bicycle ride every week and in the fall the leaves by the river are so colorful, it is a very enjoyable time, I even bring my Chihuahua's in a bike basket, I think they love the ride... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Ran the trail route south of town. It follows the river. Nice views of the river. The path is paved. But it is not lit, so plan accordingly. The path (after it leaves downtown streets) is isolated. If you want to be around more people, go north. On the north side I lost sight of the river, but there is... More 

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Vinton, IA USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I would have liked to seen it when it was pristine, but still a nice river. In CR a nice place to river watch is Ellis Park. The boat houses are interesting, and you can watch people playing on the river. People enjoy the river all up and down it's run. It would be beautiful to cruise but the dam... More 

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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138 reviews 138 reviews
72 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Those of us who reside by this lovely waterway despise its ability to get out of control and flood lives away forever. While it is not the cleanest of rivers, it does provide opportunities for boating. While some continue to fish from the waters, I have chosen otherwise. Many enjoyable walking trails are present along the shorelines and the plentiful... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

There are great trails along the river in Cedar Rapids. Beautiful nature and views. Great for hiking and biking, you can stop to fish at any point.

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