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Ushers Ferry Historic Village

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Lots of family events!

Different fun and educational activities take place here year round. Quaint, historical village... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Cheri O
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Open only in July & August!

I missed that detail in the write-up. Looked like a great place to visit when it's open... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Urbandale, Iowa
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Nov 11, 2018
“Lots of family events!”
Sep 25, 2018
“Open only in July & August!”
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...more
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5925 Seminole Valley Trl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7738
+1 319-286-5763
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Went to a wedding reception there. The place had room for 250 some. They have a kitchen to heat up things plus chairs/tables The inside is beautiful. You can go simple or over the top

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Different fun and educational activities take place here year round. Quaint, historical village deep in the forest. Prices strike me as high. $21 for resident for one hour Czech Heritage Tea w 1 Grandparent. Residents plus 1 kid pay $56 for a Mom/Son or Father/Daughter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cheri O
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I missed that detail in the write-up. Looked like a great place to visit when it's open though.... There were more structures than I expected to see.More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank LittlePaint
LadyChal1973, Manager at Ushers Ferry Historic Village, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

-Sorry we missed you! Ushers Ferry is open to tour June-August, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 PM. We have additional fall open hours in September from 1:30-4:30 PM. Be sure to stop into our visitor center and we will be glad to get you started with tour...More

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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!

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jess H
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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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

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Jade M
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

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank Chris Victoria C
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!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Mwbulechek
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Abraham A
June 1, 2015|
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
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