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Ushers Ferry Historic Village

5925 Seminole Valley Trl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7738
+1 319-286-5763
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Nice Visit

Enjoyable afternoon visit. The staff was very nice and obviously put in a lot of work staging the... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
JMW6_Trips
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North Liberty, Iowa
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Wedding

Beautiful location for a wedding! They allowed us to walk around and look at the buildings. The... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
MBSAH
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Ushers Ferry is open to the public for touring June-August, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.M. - 3:30 P.M. Call for more information on off-season hours and availability. 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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Jun 8, 2018
“Nice Visit”
Feb 15, 2017
“Wedding”
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5925 Seminole Valley Trl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7738
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+1 319-286-5763
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable afternoon visit. The staff was very nice and obviously put in a lot of work staging the buildings.

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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location for a wedding! They allowed us to walk around and look at the buildings. The couple even had drinks served in the saloon. So fun!

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

We had our wedding at the Gazebo and the reception at the Lodge. Teresa and the rest of the staff couldn't of been more helpful and great to work! The location is beautiful and the lodge is just gorgeous with the river and trees as...More

Thank Jess H
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Over a long period of time Cedar Rapid's have worked to recreate an historical village from the late 19th century.Fun for the whole family and a pleasnt afternooin vist with educational value. Also have a new(ish ) reception hall for family reunions,receptions and the like...More

Thank RMN123
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Reviewed December 1, 2015

Its a very cool place to visit as long as you visit during the summer.One time when I went we got about two houses in and they started locking the houses. When we asked them why they said it was because of school trips and...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2015

The staff at this venue are complacent with their jobs and want to leave for home as soon as they possibly can (even if that means making people end their events early)They were rude to our guest. They fabricated stories to keep our entire deposit....More

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Reviewed November 10, 2015

Beware of rude overbearing staff, hidden fees and penalties. The staff really did their best to ruin a beautiful night! Find another venue! It is not worth the stress and frustration here!

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Reviewed November 10, 2015

DO NOT.....I REPEAT....DO NOT have your wedding at this location if you are thinking about it. The staff is absolutely horrible and believe me you do not want to have to deal with them. I sincerely wish I could rate this place with zero stars....More

1  Thank Katie C
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

A fabulous evening from 5-6:30 with my grand daughters, ages 3 and 4. We enjoyed the hay rack ride, bonfire, crafts, and popcorn and sarsaparilla in the saloon as the barmaid played the piano.

Thank Cynthia M
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

My two year old son and I came here on a random Thursday and we were the only ones here for most of our stay. It was nice and quiet but some of the buildings were not open and I would have liked to go...More

Thank faithpark02
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Abraham A
June 1, 2015|
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Response from LadyChal1973 | Property representative |
No special events in August, however we do have a variety of historic workshops you can register for that will be held during that time. These are held on Wednesday evenings and run from about 5:30-8:00 p.m. Activities... More
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TravelinMama4393
March 11, 2015|
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Response from LadyChal1973 | Property representative |
Ushers Ferry is located at 5925 Seminole Valle Tr. NE, Cedar Rapids, 52411. The public tour hours are June-August, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There are also extended open hours on Wednesday evenings until 7:30 p.m... More
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