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Best things to do in Cedar Rapids

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Great place to people watch, browse, or buy. Local food and goods, beer/wine, and almost always something going on in the neighborhood. ”
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Museum
“The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is a museum and library of Czech and Slovak history and culture located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.”
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Restaurant
“One of my favorite places listed on here! Easily the best atmosphere, decor, and well put together bar/restaurant. Much more classy and up scale compared to the rest. Slightly expensive for bar & restaurant but well worth it for the unique food and experience. Most people arrive here for a late night dinner and turn it into late hour drinks. ”
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Café
“Good friends own this, and our daughter worked there in high school. Great place to hang out. Awesome breakfasts, esp breakfast burrito.”
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Food
“Lion Bridge Brewing offers artisan beer produced in small batches. We are always working to develop relationships with restaurants, caterers and other artisans in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor in order to help foster a community that is constantly striving to be new and innovative. The end goal is to produce delicious, complex, and approachable beers with a focus on community and local collaboration.”
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Bar
“Typically one of the more crowded and active spots. More bar style seating at your own table. Bands always play there so you will have to talk louder. Great place to sit for a late night of drinks, eat, and enjoy the music. The outside patio is nice too.”
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Bottle Shop
“Sit down pizza place with unique and tasty pizzas and beers. Fun place on the weekends.”
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Point of Interest
“The Paramount Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of just 300 movie palaces left in the United States according to a story in USA Today. Built in the architecturally extravagant 1920's, the theatre annually hosts concerts, fundraisers, corporate meetings, dance recitals and a Broadway Series. The Theatre is home to Orchestra Iowa, the region’s premier symphony orchestra. ”
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Bar
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“Fantastic place to enjoy the large beer menu sit with some friends and order some late night appetizers . Slightly classier then the rest with a great atmosphere. ”
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Museum
“Stellar Grant Wood and Marvin Cone collections, with other rotating exhibits from Roman to contemporary.”
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Bar
“Cobble Hill is probably the finest restaurant in Cedar Rapids. It has a distinct New York atmosphere, and the food is outstanding. Be prepared to pay for it - drinks, dinner and tip will probably be around $100 for two, but worth it if you are looking for a really classy night out.”
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Art Gallery
“Visit the place Grant Wood lived when he painted many of his famous paintings, including THE AMERICAN GOTHIC. One minute walk from our building in Turner Alley.”
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Restaurant
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“Set in a historic bank building, this stylish fixture serves upscale Italian fare & craft cocktails.”
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Food
“Great Atmosphere! I go there all the time since it's just down the road. I love the staff and would encourage all to sample their lengthy drink menu while you play boards games, cards, wii, etc with friends. They typically have bands their on Friday nights where it get pretty busy. ”
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Point of Interest
“Community theater staging plays & musicals, screening films & offering arts classes for all ages”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Caucho is an urban taco joint in Cedar Rapids, IA with handcrafted unique eats, original recipe & authentic mexican food. Stop by for dinner or takeout!”
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