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Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office
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Outdoors

Sculpture trails. Watercraft rentals. Historic sites.

Stretch your legs and expand your horizons throughout Linn County. Whether you're looking for a relaxing afternoon in the park or an adventurous day on the river, it's easy to enjoy Iowa's incredible natural resources. The area is home to over 50 miles of trails, numerous parks and recreational areas.

Here are a few of our top outdoor activities and highlights to explore:

Indian Creek Nature Center

This beautiful escape offers four miles of trails and plenty of interactive opportunities for visitors to learn about the local environment and wildlife. With indoor and outdoor exhibits and ongoing events in the amphitheater, there is plenty to do and see at the Indian Creek Nature Center all year round.

Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park

The perfect family outdoor activity for Spring, Summer, and Fall. Visit Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park to see Chickens, Lamb, Cattle, Goats and other animals. The farm offers educational programming and ongoing events too!

Cedar River Trail

Cruise this smooth 12.6 mile trail past Cedar Lake and Cedar River to enjoy seasonal vegetation, wildflowers, and native wildlife. The Cedar River Trail trail runs right through downtown Cedar Rapids and is popular for running, walking, and bicycling or rollerblading too.  

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Morgan Creek Park
Surrounding Area

Morgan Creek Park

Check out the Morgan Creek Arboretum which has over 250 species of trees and shrubs, a modern campground,

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Pinicon Ridge Park
Surrounding Area

Pinicon Ridge Park

This park features a 72-foot observation tower, canoe trips (both in-park and shuttle trips), modern cabins and…

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Prairie Park Fishery
Southeast

Prairie Park Fishery

Prairie Park Fishery provides opportunities for fishing, ice fishing, picnicking, paddle sports, scuba diving…

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Riverside Skate Park
Czech Village New Bohemia

Riverside Skate Park

Riverside Skate Park provides a safe environment for extreme sports such as in-line skating, skateboarding,…

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Sac & Fox Trail
Southeast

Sac & Fox Trail

This is the oldest National Recreation Trail in Iowa. It is 7.2 miles in length and is crushed limestone. The…

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Shaver Park
Northeast

Shaver Park

Shaver Park is 45 acres and includes parking, disc golf course, playground, trail and restrooms.

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Squaw Creek Park
Southeast

Squaw Creek Park

Off Highway 13/100 intersection southeast of Marion. This park includes modern campgrounds, hiking/equestrian…

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Thomas Park
Marion

Thomas Park

Marion's largest park offers volleyball courts, horseshoes, ice rink, bike trail, tennis, disc golf course and…

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Tucker Park
Northwest

Tucker Park

Amenities include a two pavilions for rent, splash pad, playground areas and a .3 mile walking trail.

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Twin Pines Park
Northeast

Twin Pines Park

150-acre setting just off Interstate 380 with an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, spray pool and playground.

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