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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Brucemore, Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site, is a house museum and so much more. This 26-acre park-like estate in the... more » Owner description: Brucemore, Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site, is a house museum and so much more. This 26-acre park-like estate in the heart of Cedar Rapids, boasts a delightful Queen Anne style mansion with 21-rooms. A hub for cultural, philanthropic, and educational activities, thousands of visitors attend musical events, fine arts performances, holiday celebrations, and garden walks held on the estate each year. « less
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Museums
Owner description: Expanded 50,000 sq. ft. building opened in July 2012 with a world-class exhibit "Alphonse Mucha: Inspirations of Art Nouveau"... more » Owner description: Expanded 50,000 sq. ft. building opened in July 2012 with a world-class exhibit "Alphonse Mucha: Inspirations of Art Nouveau" featuring 230 pieces direct from Prague and London. Two other galleries feature rotating exhibitions on the culture, art and history of Czechs and Slovaks. And don't miss the two-room 1880's Czech immigrant house that was home to five generations. See the new museum store filled with European treasures and gifts. Stroll down Czech Village and also visit the exhibition, "Rising Above: the Store of a People and the Flood" located a 87 Sixteenth Ave. SW « less
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses more than 7,200 works of art spanning many eras—from Roman antiquity to the present.... more » Owner description: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses more than 7,200 works of art spanning many eras—from Roman antiquity to the present. The collection is particularly strong in American art, especially from the first half of the 20th century. There are a number of artists the Museum holds in great depth—including the world's largest collection of works of art by Grant Wood. The Museum also possesses a strong collection of Roman portrait busts donated by Tom and Nan Riley, and an extensive print collection from the 15th century forward primarily donated by Peter O. Stamats. The Museum also features temporary exhibitions. For a current listing, please see our website. « less
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Ushers Ferry Historic Village provides the citizens of Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa with a venue for family friendly... more » Owner description: Ushers Ferry Historic Village provides the citizens of Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa with a venue for family friendly activities, events and programs that build community from the historical perspective of a small Iowa town at the turn of the 20th century. Located on a ten acre site in beautiful Seminole Valley Park, Ushers Ferry features 20 historic buildings that depict life in a small Iowa town between the years of 1890 and 1910. The village features approximately 20 historic buildings, a picnic pavilion, bandstand, and a Lodge banquet facility capable of seating up to 300 persons at tables and chairs. The village offers school tours, special events and educational programs throughout the year and is available for weddings and corporate or private party rentals. Ushers Ferry is open to the public for touring June-August, Monday-Friday, from 10:00 a.M. - 4:00 P.M. Call for more information on off-season hours and availability. « less
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Owner description: Grant Wood's Cedar Rapids studio is the second floor of a late 19th century carriage house. The modest red brick and wood... more » Owner description: Grant Wood's Cedar Rapids studio is the second floor of a late 19th century carriage house. The modest red brick and wood building sits next to a large, elegant mansion that once housed one of Cedar Rapids' most prominent families. It was in the Studio that Grant Wood painted one of his most famous works of art, American Gothic-a work that was shown at and purchased by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930 for $300. « less
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Libraries; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: History Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #14 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
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Ranked #16 of 16 attractions in Cedar Rapids
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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