The Best Places To See in Cedar Rapids

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Since 1974

Museum, Events, Collections, Events, Old World Christmas Market, Space Rental, Exhibits, Educational Programs, Study Trips, Field Trips, Camps, Workshops, Exhibit Opening Receptions, Gift Shop, Artifacts, Permanent and Temporary Exhibition Galleries, An Expanded Research Library, Educational Programming Space & A New Museum Store

Members, Children 5 & under: Free Admission - The museum and library were outgrowing its space, and plans for a new facility began with an architect creating plans for a new 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) building

Price: General $10, 65+ $9, Active Military (with ID) $5, Veterans $5, Students 14+ $5, Youth (6-13) $3

Mon - Sat : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Amazing!!! The library was so informative. Found my great great grandparents info coming over in 1888. Fantastic records and loved all the memories it brought back. The staff are very personable. The facility is clean and welcoming. We had a picnic on the lawn outside. A must see!
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410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Since 1905

Art Museum, Art Collections, Gallery, Collection, Mauricio Lasansky, Jun Kaneko, Malvina Hoffman, Marvin Cone, Bertha Jaques, James Swann, Grant Wood, Contemporary Art, Roman Art, Works on Paper Collections, Exhibitions, Grant Wood Studio, Events, Facility Rental, Museum Store, Group Tours, Kids, Family & Teacher Program

Free Admission: Members & Children under age 6 - The 63,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) museum displays temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and hold the world's largest collection of works

Price: Adults $7.00, Seniors (62+) $6.00, College Students (with ID) $6.00, Children Ages 6-18 $3.00

Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thu : 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun & Mon : Closed

I love the art museum! It's such a great little treasure for Cedar Rapids. There are a bunch of Grant Woods, as well as some of his students typically on display. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I've been there on my own and with a group of work people. There's an upstairs gallery, as well as the downstairs. The gift shop has tons of cute things for an art follower to enjoy, and would be great for gifts for any art connoisseur. I would highly recommend the museum for a rainy afternoon!

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55 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Since 1994

Exhibits, Permanent Exhibit, Endless Possibilities, Temporary Exhibit, Past Exhibits, Traveling Exhibits, Calendar of Events, Collections, Juneteenth, History Makers Gala, Education, Adult Programming, Youth Programming, Field Trips, Bus Grants, Traveling Trunks, Group Tours, Rental Facility, Facility Rentals, Meeting & Event Space

Free Admission: Children Under 5, Members - The collection includes more than 2,000 artifacts, 70 linear feet of archives and 200 oral histories - They educate more than 30,000 people each year

Price: Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Students/Youth: $2.50

Mon - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : Closed

I took some visiting students here, and we enjoyed it so much. It was my first time visiting the museum, but I would definitely go back. The first thing that struck me was the water line in the was above my head. They came back and rebuilt, and it's inspiring to see the work that they've put in to it, the knowledge shared here, and to know that Iowa was ahead of the game when it came to treating people like people regardless of color. Another must see if you're in the area.

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