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Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

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Larkhall, United...
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Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

I am visiting Cedar Rapids for the first time on my own for business. I will have some free time during the day and was wondering what types of things there are to do? I would be interested in shopping malls or shopping areas. Is there a central area with shops, restaurants etc that I could visit during the day, as well as the shopping malls?

Many thanks

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Des Moines, Iowa
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1. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

Cedar Rapids has several malls, but most of my friends over there seem to go to Lindale Mall most often. Here is information: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=922

If you're willing to drive a short distance after work or on a weekend, Iowa City (about 30 miles south of CR) has a nice open air pedestrian mall with many restaurants and shops: http://downtowniowacity.com/.

Very near Iowa City is Coral Ridge Mall (in Coralville): http://www.coralridgemall.com/.

And about 45 mins. from CR, in Williamsburg, is Tanger Outlet Mall: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/williamsburg/

Have a great trip!

Madison, Wisconsin
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2. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

Try to visit the Czech museum store and the CR Art Museum store. Both have very nice and unique gift options at reasonable prices.

Larkhall, United...
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3. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

Thank you for your replies. I like the sound of Iowa, this is probably something I would do at the weekend when I have more time. Is there a lot to do in Cedar Rapids itself? Without having to travel far? Is there a main street or area for example with shops and restaurants or are these mostly within the large mall complexes?

Thanks again.

Iowa City, Iowa
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4. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

Downtown Cedar Rapids has some nice shops and restaurants. You might also enjoy Czech Village which is close to downtown. Your hotel can direct you. I'd also highly recommend a visit to the historic Brucemore mansion and grounds.

Larkhall, United...
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5. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

I wont be driving but still might fancy going to downtown Iowa city if possible, are there trains that go here from Cedar Rapids?

Iowa City, Iowa
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6. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

There is no public transportation between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. You would need to rent a car.

Davenport, Iowa...
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7. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

Hello, here is the iowa city portal website. It has all kinds of info on things to do & see in the Iowa city Cedar Rapids area. Hope this helps.


cedar rapids
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8. Re: Things to do in Cedar Rapids?

Hi, There is many things to do in Cedar Rapids, near eastern Iowa airport and near by many attractions,


* Events in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

- Freedom Festival

- St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival

- Marion Swamp Fox Festival

- Houby Days

- Farmer’s Market

- Bluesmore

- Czech Village Fall Fest

* Cedar Rapids, Iowa Attractions

- Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

- Amana Colonies

- National Czech & Slovak Museum

- Army National Guard Armory

- African American historical Museum & Culture

- Iowa Equestrian Center

- Perfect Game Inc

- Planet X Fun Center

- Duffy's Collectible Cars, Inc.

- Brucemore Mansion

* Sports in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

- Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball

- Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

- Hawkeye Downs Speedway

Kinnick Stadium at University of Iowa

Tuma Soccer Complex

Airport National Public Golf Complex

Cedar Rapids University - Colleges

Coe College

Kirkwood Community College

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