Cedar Rapids Sights and Landmarks Guide, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, a beautiful place in Iowa State of US is among the largest cities of the country. Cedar Rapids gets its name from the famous Cedar River. The city is also called the “City of Five seasons”. Cedar Rapids like Des Moines is an important economic center of Iowa and an important center for art and culture (comparable to La Crosse). The city is also a great vacation point and the Cedar Rapids Sights boast great avenues for making your vacation a lifetime memory.
Cedar Rapids Sights: Museums and Art Galleries
There are a number of museums and galleries that exhibit some of the finest collections of art work of renowned artists. One of the most visited Cedar Rapids Sights is the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa. The museum tells a lot about the African as well as American- African history. Another great gallery is the Coe College Permanent Collection of Art. The gallery has a centuries old collection of around 450 artifacts by more than 300 artists. At the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, there are old paintings, sculptures and lots of other art work exhibited. If you want to know about the local history of Iowa, do visit the Historic Center. A time machine here takes you on a 3D tour back in time. Apart from this, the collection of more than 30,000 artifacts in the museum is definitely impressive.
Cedar Rapids Sights: Historical Attractions
There is a lot more to explore in Cedar Rapids even if you do not have a taste in art. One of the most interesting places in the city is the Ushers Ferry Historic Village. Here you can experience the life of a small village in times gone by. Times when life was simple, times when there was no electricity. Another appealing place is Seminole Valley Farm. This place is regarded as one of the Historic places of National importance. The Farm presents the lives of people in the 19th century. The farm has a house, a barn, a kitchen, poultry and also a smoke house.
Brucemore in Cedar Rapids is a 19th century mansion that was declared as a National Trust Historic Site in 1981. This magnificent mansion has stunning architecture and is among the most popular places for tourists in Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids Sights: Miscellaneous Attractions
Don’t forget to visit the Science Station when in Cedar Rapids. This triple storied building is loved by young and old. The IMAC Dome Theater in the Science Station is the biggest attraction for the visitors.
Iowa Masonic Library is one of the biggest libraries in the world. There are rare collections of books that are difficult to find today.
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