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Cedar River

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Cedar Rapids
Type: Bodies of Water
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- May 10, 2014
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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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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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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It's home. On the river daily. Whether ice fishing, washing animals, or watching the water...the Cedar River is my place. It changes as the seasons do and makes me smile all year around. Something to see constantly, and never has the same scenery twice.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Looking forward to spending more time canoeing, fishing, hiking and exploring all along the river. Appears to be a river in stages of development since the flood several years ago. Looking forwarrd to some good additions.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you want to take a trip to see a river, you need a hobby. It's wet. It's big, and in 2008 it was angry and gave half the city a deep bath. Don't eat any fish from it. Also don't swim in it. People go missing in it every year.

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