Cedar Rapids, Iowa


There’s more to Cedar Rapids, Iowa than an abundance of hometown Midwest charm. Consider if you will, the town’s sophisticated venues, spectacular accommodations, world-class performing arts and culture, incredible scenery, great shopping, unique restaurants, award-winning wineries, premier accommodations and much, much more. With its central location and easy accessibility, you and your guest will discover Cedar Rapids is a very pleasant surprise.

Top 5 Reasons to book your event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1. Room for 10,000. Cedar Rapids boasts the newest convention space in Iowa at the downtown CR Events Live! Alliant Energy PowerHouse and DoubleTree by Hilton. Opened in May 2013, it is the second largest convention and events complex in the state of Iowa, and includes a renovated arena, a renovated 267-room hotel, a new convention center and a new 500 space parking facility. With 80,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that can be configured flexibly for up to 10,000 guests, the new U.S. Cellular Center Complex and DoubleTree by Hilton can accommodate groups large or small.

2. Over $1 billion invested. Cedar Rapids extensive downtown revitalization has brought an exciting energy to our community as historic cultural venues are renovated, unique restaurants and fantastically modern spaces blossom, and neighborhoods are renewed. Come explore our active, vibrant city and discover the newly renovated crown jewel of Cedar Rapids, the Paramount Theatre; new fine dining at Cobble Hill, Zins, or White Star Ale House; the oh-so-modern Cedar Rapids Public Library with its fabulous green roof; and so much more.

3. Just around the corner. Step outside the Alliant Energy PowerHouse arena and you’ll discover both the Paramount Theatre and Theatre Cedar Rapids, the new riverfront McGrath Amphitheater, a variety of great restaurants, bars with live music, sporting events at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse arena, and more, all within walking distance. On any given evening, you can take in a touring Broadway show, a local band, or a Cedar Rapids Titans indoor pro football game.

4. Cool venues. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has a beautiful Heritage Hall is decorated with art nouveau inspirations and can accommodate up to 240 guests. A National Historic Trust site, Brucemore, tells the story of three prominent Cedar Rapids families. The 26-acre estate and mansion provide a beautiful backdrop for corporate or non-profit events. NewBo City Market is Iowa’s first public, year-round market, with space available for special events, along with a demonstration kitchen and large outdoor market yard to accommodate groups of all sizes. CSPS Hall is a former Czech social hall, first opened in 1891 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is well known as a venue that hosts amazing musical talent from around the world. Bloomsbury Farm is just 15 minutes from Cedar Rapids, and offers great team-building activities, boasting a new zip-line, catered cuisine in the corn, fine dining events, private bonfires and more!

5. Easy to get to. Cedar Rapids is home to the Eastern Iowa Airport with five airlines including Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and United, flying to twelve non-stop destinations. In the heart of east central Iowa, Cedar Rapids is positioned centrally between six major Midwestern cities. The hub of eastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids is located on Interstate 380.

For more information contact Angela Cox, Director of Communications & Marketing, a.cox@tourismcedarrapids.com or 319-731-4560. Visit us at www.tourismcedarrapids.com.

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