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Cedar Rapids is located in Linn County where it is the county seat. It lies between Iowa City and Waterloo along Interstate 380, on the banks of the Cedar River near Lake Macbride State Park.

Cedar Rapids was first settled as Rapids City in 1841, and was incorporated under the present name in 1849. The rapids in the river inspired both names.

Cedar Rapids, population 130,000, is Iowa's second largest city. The average summer temperature is 72.7 degrees; in winter it is 23.7 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 33.7 inches and the snowfall is 30.2 inches.

Quaker Oats is the largest cereal mill under one roof in the world. Collins Division of Rockwell designs and constructs avionics and telecommunications equipment. Attractions include the Amana Colonies, seven German villages 19 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids; and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, containing the largest collection of Grant Wood originals.

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Motels, Hotels and Resorts Four Points By Sheraton Cedar Rapids |
Wildlife Viewing Family Pet Hospital & Cat Clinic of Eastern Iowa |

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10/18 Coming to The area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Quad City Pride Fest Davenport IA June1-2 The festival is a street fair, a shopping mecca, a non-stop cavalcade of regional entertainment, a carnival, an interactive arts & sports jubilee, a smorgasbord of summer treats, and an open air picnic with a few thousand close friends, all capped off with a night of fireworks and a “new-fashioned” revival!