Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, is an excellent vacation destination for the culturally-minded. This charming community is known for its wonderful collection of galleries and museums. There's also plenty of lovingly-kept heritage architecture, historic gardens, and expansive green areas. Lodging like a spacious house rental, set amongst the backdrop of Iowa's rolling plains, can be your base for discovering Cedar Rapids.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Cedar Rapids
You will have a large selection of rentals to compare and choose from if you are looking for a property providing a pool in Cedar Rapids. In addition, more House rental have pools than any other accommodation type. They are a great choice if you go in a group of 5, as that is the number of people they can accommodate on average. You can also find and book a rental providing a pool near the water, which is the case for all of the rentals in this destination.
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Treat Your Taste Buds
Are you a culinary explorer? Cedar Rapids has a dynamic restaurant scene featuring a wide range of cuisines. The Irish Democrat, situated on 1st Ave, is a local favorite with its warm, homey atmosphere, featuring exposed brick walls and wood-paneled dining booths. Have a seat and order one of its signature appetizers like the Maytag grilled chicken Cobb salad. For something heartier, there's delectable entrees such as the smoked hickory baby-back ribs in barbecue sauce, or the buttered sirloin.
There's more than just all-American favorites to enjoy. Sushi enthusiasts can head down to Oyama Sushi & Steakhouse, a Japanese eatery offering delightful, authentic fare in a relaxed setting. Diners can pick a table or sit at the sushi bar, where they can enjoy a range of seafood creations, including salmon with avocado or a spicy rolled tuna. Another tasty spot is the Hibachi Grill. Here, guests can watch up close as the chef prepares a tableside teppanyaki feast in front of them, with a variety of meat and seafood options.
Local Arts and Cultural Attractions
Cedar Rapids has long been known for its rich cultural scene in the middle of the American heartland. Its many museums and galleries offer compelling insights into local history. The African American Museum of Iowa is one of these wonderful institutions, celebrating the stories and achievements of African Americans in the state. The museum showcases a number of different seasonal and permanent exhibits, including "Endless Possibilities," which comprises displays combining Iowa's African American history with narratives on slavery and the Civil Rights Movement.
To indulge your artistic side, visit the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. It houses over 7,000 art exhibits dating all the way back to the Roman era. It's an excellent place to learn about 20th-century American art, with a focus on renowned local artists. It's home to the world's largest collection of works by Iowa's Grant Wood. There’s also a gift shop onsite where you can shop for souvenirs styled in Wood's famous painting 'American Gothic'.
Local Family Fun
Cedar Rapids has plenty of indoor and outdoor family activities that will provide hours of fun. The Play Station welcomes kids ages 12 and below, and is a three-level indoor playground featuring inflatable obstacle courses, bouncing castles, arcade games, and a laser maze. Toddlers can also join in on the fun, with Tot Tuesdays for children between 1 and 4.
For something more relaxed, make a visit to Old MacDonald's Farm, open from May to October. Located in Bever Park, this petting zoo offers you the opportunity to visit different animal exhibits, depending on the seasons. Farm friends here include cows, chickens, goats, pigs, ducks, and tortoises. Bever Park itself includes plenty of green space, walking and biking trails, and a public pool area.
Excursions Around Town
Cedar Rapids possesses a wealth of historic attractions that you'll enjoy visiting on a trip through the city. One must-visit place is Brucemore, a 26-acre estate with a mansion built in 1836. As the property changed hands through the years, different occupants added their own unique character and furnishings to it. Today, the mansion is open to the public, and visitors can see relics and antiques that have been preserved. Czech Village is another fascinating area, with its buildings standing as a reminder of the Eastern European residents who settled in this neighborhood. Stop by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for a look.
After your historical tour, venture to the Indian Creek Nature Center. The site not only offers educational programs and exhibits about different ecosystems, but also allows you to experience the local natural beauty for yourself. You can take a guided tour through various environments such as the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife. The center is located on a farm that continues to serve as a showcase for sustainable farming and other eco-friendly practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Cedar Rapids?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals in Cedar Rapids is $60.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Cedar Rapids?
August has the highest amount of available House rental and Apartment rental in Cedar Rapids, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Cedar Rapids?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in Cedar Rapids include accommodations that have: Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many vacation rentals are in Cedar Rapids?
Cedar Rapids has 674 House rental and Apartment rental on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Cedar Rapids?
Finding a cabin rental in Cedar Rapids that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 106 pet-friendly homes on offfer.
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