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Ask A Local

Get the inside scoop on some of the area's hot spots from a local Cedar Rapidian!

Hear from local Cedar Rapidians on their favorite spots in town! 

Cultural Corridor 

What's your favorite museum?

“My favorite part about the African American Museum of Iowa outside of being a Board Member, would be our exhibits. AAMI has rotating exhibits that educate more than 30,000 people a year, with our traveling exhibits, programs, virtual presentations and online collection that help expand the mission of teaching the African American heritage of Iowa. I learn something new about my culture every time I walk through the doors of AAMI, and I appreciate the education I can teach my kids.”  - Anthony B. Jr.

Foodies Delight

What's your favorite dining spot?

”I love both Cobble Hill and Caucho, they are sister restaurants but have totally different vibes. One more laid back and the other more upscale! Caucho is wonderful for friends and a fun cocktail. Cobble Hill sources their food locally, changes their menu regularly and is great for an intimate date night. You can’t  go wrong with either choice!” - Lisa B.

What's your favorite LGBTQ-friendly spot in Cedar Rapids?

“My go to is Chophouse Downtown! I love their club sandwich. When we have our Drag Brunch, you can’t go wrong with the breakfast bowl!” - Corey J., CRPride President

Hidden Gem

What's your favorite hidden gem?

“As a parent of 3, I love allowing my kids to safely explore and expand their knowledge within the welcoming library community. The rooftop is a favorite stop for us, and the staff are keenly aware of the importance of their role in this environment.” - Gina L.

Get in the Game

What's your favorite way to catch a game?

"Our whole family enjoys attending  kernels baseball games! The tickets  are affordable, the food and drinks  are great and the atmosphere is  always so much fun!”  - Lindsey L.

“The Roughriders have the loudest fans, the greatest atmosphere and the best cowbells around!”  - Amanda O.  “I never used to come until my kids told me about it, and now I just love it! It’s a wonderful family event. I think the best part is when they pan the audience and have all the fun things they do during the breaks, it’s entertaining to see what other people do.” - Jim O

“Hawkeye Downs is a historic venue in Cedar Rapids and has been around nearly 100 years with racing every Friday night in the summer. I love going out on Friday nights to race and enjoy the time with friends and family.”  - Danny L.

Surrounding Area

What's your favorite gem in Linn County? 

“Fuel Art and Espresso in Mt. Vernon is an outstanding place for coffee  brewed with care and the most delicious made from scratch baked goods. Their unique shop is meant to be explored and savored!” - Joy M.

“The new Linn County Freedom Rock in Central City is such a cool site. There are Freedom Rocks all over the state, but I particularly love the care and pride taken in representing and honoroing Linn County’s veterans.” - Alice C.

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African American Museum of Iowa

African American Museum of Iowa

The African American Museum of Iowa is located in the New Bohemia Cultural District of Cedar Rapids, IA. It houses two exhibits, a…

Hawkeye Downs

Hawkeye Downs

Iowa's only full-time asphalt track, featuring weekly race nights in the summer, as well as special events. Also featuring a 35,000…

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a local junior hockey team playing out of the ImOn Ice (aka The Stable). They are part of the…

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill is one of Cedar Rapids' fine dining experiences. Connecting people with their food. Farmers. Community. James Beard…

Caucho

Caucho

Urban taco joint with handcrafted unique eats, original recipes and authentic Mexican food. Stop by for dinner or takeout!

Chophouse Downtown

Chophouse Downtown

Casual dining with burgers and sandwiches and steaks, pork, and fish selections. Whether you're looking for a great place to take…

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cedar Rapids Public Library

See why we're a major destination in Cedar Rapids! Today’s library goes far beyond just books. The new downtown main library offers…