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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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Loveland, CO and Mt. Vernon, IA
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There's something mysterious about the river that cut my home town in half, how it has a "calm" personality then exploded for a devastating flood in 2008. It's a beautiful river that is being both utilized for adjacent trails and parks, and ruined in places by unnecessary development.

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Thank Bob C
Lemmer, The Netherlands
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Just sit, watch the river flow by and relax. Though autumn/winter isn't the greatest time to sit on a river bank, still liked the quietness, views and overall tranquility.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Cedar Rapids does a great job at centering events and offering public activity along side the river.

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Thank Chris Victoria C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We have been boating on the Cedar River for over 3 decades. Wonderful people take part in boating, skiing, as well as just hanging out on the several beaches that are lined on the river. Jet boat, Jet Ski, or Pontoon work best for the river as there are several low spots, especially when the water is down. Some floating... More 

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Thank Salesforme
Cedar Rapids
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the most beautiful rivers in America!! Spring and Fall-- most especially spectacular!!! Hang out on the banks (esp. on the Cooper's Mill side,) and dream of being Huck Finn. Glorious!!!

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Thank Oswald J
Kangaroo Island, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The river usually stinks in the summer months, gets so low sometimes you can see the bottom, and had the nerve to cause a major flood in 08.

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1 Thank Cheri O
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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Thank NEARBOLT
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 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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Thank Tim10sne1
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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170 reviews
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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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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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