Cedar Rapids,Iowa currently is the second largest city in the state with a population of roughly 127,000 (2010 USA Census). This city has become an economic hub. Cedar Rapids lies between the Cedar River, (20 miles north) of Iowa City and (100 miles east) of Des Moines, the state's capital and largest city.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or enrichment in historical culture, the City of Cedar Rapids offers a wide array of
things to do, places to dine at as well as places to stay. Some great local attractions consist of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, theParamount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, the African-American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance.
Cedar Rapids at first glance may sound like an uneventful city when in actuality Cedar Rapids has been home to famous figures for the United States, including American Gothic painter Grant Wood, journalist and historian William L. Shirer, writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten, and aerodynamics pioneer Dr. Alexander Lippisch. In the 1990s and 2000s, Hollywood would feature several Cedar Rapidians including actors Bobby Driscoll, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, and Ron Livingston. The area has also produced a number of professional athletes such asRyan Sweeney, Trent Green, Zach Johnson, and Kurt Warner. The city is also the setting for a musical, The Pajama Game and the comedy film Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids is nicknamed the "City of Five Seasons", for the "fifth season", which is time to enjoy the other four. The symbol of the five seasons is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in downtown along the north river bank. The name "Five Seasons" and representations of the sculpture appear throughout the city in many forms.
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