Cedar Rapids Events & Attractions
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Attractions
There are always many things to do and see at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA). You can visit 16 exhibition galleries with up to six different exhibitions at any time. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is proud to hold the world's largest collection of works by famous American artist Grant Wood. To find out about current and upcoming collections, please visit www.crma.org.
And don’t forget: it’s just three miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids! [Top]
The Amana Colonies were formed in the 1880s by Germans who settled in the isolated surroundings of East-Central Iowa. For 80 years the Colonies maintained an almost completely self-sufficient local economy. Today Amana is known for its 60-plus restaurants and craft shops featuring copper sculptors, watercolorists, artists working in glass, pastels, and more. The 26,000 acres surrounding the Amana Colonies offer endless natural beauty for walking, biking, and birding, as well as championship golf. An easy 18-mile drive from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, find out more about Amana Colonies at www.amanacolonies.org. [Top]
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Learn about the heritage of Czechs and Slovaks in Cedar Rapids through exhibits, voice recordings, and educational demonstrations at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Experience swirling dancer’s folk dress, zestful melodies of Moravian folk tunes, the sweet tang of sauerkraut and pork and the artistic extravagance of a decorated egg. Located just 4½ miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, you can find out more at www.ncsml.org. [Top]
Army National Guard Armory “Mission Focused – Warrior Ready!” is the motto of the Iowa Army National Guard. Located just six miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, learn more about our Armory at www.iowanationalguard.com. [Top]
African American Historical Museum & Culture Want to learn more about African Americans in World War II? Do you know about iowa’s role in the Underground Railroad? This Museum and Culture Center is a must-see destination located 2½ miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids. Find out how you can join, visit the exhibits, or take a class at www.blackiowa.org. [Top]
The Iowa Equestrian Center You will be amazed at this Center and all it offers, packed with show rings and an education center just four miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids. It doesn’t matter what your experience level is, the Equestrian Center will help you realize all your horse-and-hoof dreams. Visit them at www.iowaequestrian.com. [Top]
Perfect Game Inc. This is where it all begins for many minor- and major-league baseball stars. The Perfect Game is baseball’s largest scouting service, and just 2½ miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids. Find out just how well your favorite up-and-coming ball players rate where it counts. Learn more at www.perfectgame.org. [Top]
Planet X Fun Center ? It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, if you love to play with your friends you’ll have a blast at Planet X! Try laser tag, miniature golf, bumper cars, and arcade games – Planet X is the place to host your next party or just spend the entire afternoon. Ten miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, you can book your hotel rooms and party and play in Cedar Rapids for the time of your life! Find out more at www.planetxfuncenter.com. [Top]
Take a joy ride down memory lane at Duffy's Collectible Cars, Inc. Duffy’s is one of the founding collector car dealers in the United States with more than 30 years in the industry. The first-class showroom is filled with classics from the 1930s to the 1980s. Duffy’s sparkling dealership lets you step back in time with classic car memorabilia and more than 80 fully restored, high-quality investment automobiles. Just around the corner from Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, check out Duffy's online at www.duffys.com. [Top]
Sports in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids Kernels Minor League Baseball at its best, right here in Cedar Rapids, and just 2 miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids. Be sure to check online at www.kernels.com before the game for daily specials! [Top]
Cedar Rapids Roughriders Professional Hockey Our Cedar Rapids Roughriders are Anderson Cup Champs and they play just 2 miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids. Check out this season’s schedule, buy tickets, and learn about all the players at www.ridertownusa.com. [Top]
The non-profit All Iowa Agricultural Association owns and operates Hawkeye Downs – which is more than just a motorized race track. Come to the Downs for trade shows, meetings and conventions, bingo, concerts, go-kart racing, auctions and more! Find out more about this amazing venue located just over a mile from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids at www.hawkeyedownsspeedway.com. [Top]
This is THE place to find out about the University of Iowa Hawkeyes – men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s wrestling. Stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids and drive just 28 miles to the Stadium. Visit www.hawkyesports.com for more information and tickets. [Top]
Tuma Soccer Complex Just seven miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, you’ll find a 20-field soccer complex located in the heart of the Midwest! Call it soccer or football – whatever you want – it’s an exciting, action-packed contact sport the fans love! Find out more about our new and impressive Tuma Soccer Complex at www.cedar-rapids.com. [Top]
Airport National Public Golf Complex When you combine “27 holes of fast, friendly, and fun family golf” with a new, state-of-the-art mini golf course you just can’t go wrong! Just 6 ½ miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, learn more at www.airportnationalpublicgolf.com. [Top]
Cedar Rapids University - Colleges
Coe College “Truth and Virtue,” has led Coe College from 1851 all the way through the years to today. Coe College regularly makes America’s Best Colleges list, and you can visit your student – just four miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids! Spend all day on campus and still be close to your bed every night. Find out more at www.coe.edu. [Top]
Kirkwood Community College With one of the lowest tuitions and the most programs in Iowa, no wonder Kirkwood Community College is so popular with our young adults! Located just four miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids, learn more about your future educational opportunities at www.kirkwood.edu. [Top]
MORE INFORMATION PLEASE!
You may be surprised at our long listing of attractions and events – many people are! And there are even more things to see and do around Cedar Rapids and the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cedar Rapids than we can list here. Want to know more about our corner of the world? Check out these online sites for starters.