Cedar Rapids Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Think of a Midwest American city, one that lies alongside a beautiful river and red cedar trees. Let’s also assume that it is known for its hospitality and colleges, and that ahead of this distinction, some of its sons and daughters have attracted much fame as learned intellectuals and professional athletes. Yes, we are talking about the beautiful riverside city of Cedar Rapids in Iowa. It is also known as ‘the city of five seasons’ because of its unparalleled joie de vivre and visitors usually find it an undeniable contender for the top spot of a year-round tourist destination that has all the bells and whistles like art museums, old mansions, history centre, nature center and scores of sightseeing options as a basic qualification.
Places of Interest in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest collection of American artworks of the twentieth century, none more notable than those of Grant Wood and Marvin Cone. It also has more than 7,200 classical works of art dating back to the Roman era up to the present times and it centrally includes a vast collection of Roman portrait busts, a six hundred year old printed compilation and some very old photographs.
Carl and Mary Koehler History Center
Founded in 1969 AD as the Linn County Historical Museum Association, the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center is a colorful kaleidoscope of the city’s history. This state-of-the-art museum has a vast collection of exhibits that portray the regional history through artifacts and photographs, especially those concerning the Civil War. Another star attraction here is the Linge Library. It is known for its vast collection of news clippings, books, maps and other reference materials pertaining to the city and is of immense help to those who are looking forward to explore regional history.
If we were to describe this nineteenth century mansion in one word, it would be ‘majestic.’ Possibly ‘grand’ would come a close second. Built in Queen Anne-style with a pond, orchard, woodland and numerous plush gardens, Brucemore is the living story of three wealthy families who created fortunes and history in the city. You can visit this grand mansion for admiring its beauty and grandeur or for attending musical events, fine arts performances and holiday celebrations that are held here at certain times of the year.