In town for a baseball tournament? After enjoying your time on the field, take a break from the action and discover everything the Cedar Rapids area has to offer. From outdoor activities and amazing dining experiences, to shopping and culture, we can't wait to welcome you!
Dining: New restaurants are taking the area by storm and the culinary dining scene is on fire, and many offer patio seating. From fine-dining to on-the-go, we've got it all. Learn More
The District: Head in to downtown Cedar Rapids and grab a meal, enjoy live music and explore locally-owned shops at the NewBo City Market, summer festivals, Czech Village and more.
Museums & History: Don't miss the area's crown jewels including, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Brucemore National Historic Site, The Granger House Victorian Museum, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Usher's Ferry Historic Village and More.
Burn that Extra Energy: Take in a Kernel's game (minor league baseball), jump for joy at AirFX, cross the finish line at Speedeezz Indoor Karting, beat the maze at The Fun Station, get extra batting practice at D-BAT, enjoy family fun at Spare Time Entertainment and escape from The Fantastic Escape. Learn More
Get Down In Uptown: Nestled in Marion’s historic downtown charm, discover locally-owned boutiques, entertainment and restaurants serving delicious food and gourmet treats. Pro Tip: Don't miss the Uptown Artway for a great meal and the perfect photo op. Learn More
Find the Locals: Check our events calendar and discover where the locals are!
Explore the Great Outdoors
The Cedar Rapids area is full of wide-open spaces ready to explore including parks, lakes and trails. We invite you to hike, bike, golf and fish in your free time, or grab take out from a local restaurant and picnic in one of our spacious parks. Groups should note that park pavilions are first come, first serve. Pro Tip: don't miss the learning opportunities at Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center and Indian Creek Nature Center.
- Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery: Cedar Ridge offers Iowa's #1 selling bourbon along with award-winning wines. Join us for free distillery tours, Sunday Brunch, and live music on the patio.
- Airport National Golf: Cedar Rapids public golf doesn't get any better than Airport National 27-Hole Course, huge Driving Range, new Golf Simulators and fun Mini Golf!
- Pub 217: Neatly situated in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids, Pub 217 is the ideal pairing of comfortable restaurant and neighborhood bar.
- The Marion Chocolate Shop: This completely in-house chocolate shop hand makes each and every one of their heavenly caramels, truffles, toffees, hot fudges and creams.
Request a Guide
Plan your Cedar Rapids adventure today! Visitor guides are mailed upon request and are located at state welcome centers and in high-traffic locations throughout our community. PLUS: View the digital version online now!