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Cedar Rapids RV parks and campgrounds are mostly outside of the city center, with the majority clustered between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to the south, on both sides of Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area. Many RVers are drawn to Cedar Rapids for the array of lakes, rivers, and wild prairies, while others are drawn here because of the city’s proximity to other major metropolitan areas. Cedar Rapids is about four hours from St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis, while it’s even closer to Milwaukee, Chicago, and Omaha.

 

But the Cedar Rapids, Marion, Linn County region in general has lots to offer visitors looking for things to do in Cedar Rapids. “Czech” out the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library and the NewBo City Market. The city has a vibrant Czech heritage that continues to thrive today. For the kids, try Ushers Ferry Historic Village, where actors portray characters from history, making it fun and entertaining. There are also a variety of classic amusement park types of places around town.

 

For a taste of the urban outdoors there’s the Brucemore estate, which boasts multiple gardens, a pond, and an orchard across more than 25 acres in downtown Cedar Rapids. To get even further into nature, head east. If you hit Tipton ,you’ve gone too far, but just double back and closer to town you will find the Indian Creek Nature Center, which is at the end of the Sac and Fox Trail City Park. It’s a short distance from Squaw Creek trail and park. The parks and natural designations extend further south and east with spots like Lake Macbride State Park and Palisades-Kepler State Park, located down the Cedar River.