On both banks of the Cedar River, lies the second largest city in the state of Iowa, Cedar Rapids. A vibrant city encompassing unique attractions, exciting family events, and a dynamic art scene, it is evident to see why Forbes Magazine named Cedar Rapids the number two kid friendly place in the country.
Seventy miles southwest of Dubuque and home of Quaker Oats, Cedar Rapids is Iowa’s industrial and manufacturing capital. Cedar Rapids is also home to several other large businesses and industries including General Mills, GE Commercial Finance, Alliant Energy, Toyota Financial, Nordstrom, Fortune 500 company Rockwell Collins, and many more. Due to its location to several of the country’s largest metropolitan areas and major interstate highways, the city also serves as a regional hub for Eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids is known as the Technology Corridor and the location of many of the area's high-tech industries. Our business directory will give you a more comprehensive list of the many companies in the area.
With a rich history and quaintness, Cedar Rapids is a flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa. From a rich cultural heritage to diverse leisure activities, history and culture is recognized at any turn with the preservation of the grand Paramount Theatre, which is a restored example of a 1920s movie palace. Arts and culture continue with the Paramount currently being the home to the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra and the Cedar Rapids Area Theatre Organ Society along with the multi-purpose U.S. Cellular Center located in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Formerly the Five Seasons Center, the arena is host to many concerts and events such as sporting events, high school graduations, exhibitions and political rallies. The largest collection of Grant Wood paintings in the world may also be found at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, one of just many Cedar Rapids Museums that can take your breath away. The Iowa yellow pages will give you a listing of more museums or sites that host events and activities to suit everyone’s needs.
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