Cedar Rapids - Mount Mercy University, Coe College & Kirkwood Community College
Explore the District - Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street
Tour the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library to dive into a unique aspect of Cedar Rapids' history and experience immigrant life and central European culture within the community. This Smithsonian Affiliate museum highlights stories of freedom, identity, family, human rights and the quest for democracy within its permanent and traveling exhibits, events and library.
Stop by the Newbo City Market and discover a one-stop-shop for unique eateries and boutiques owned by local entrepreneurs. Inside the market, you'll find pop-up restaurants like the Hangry Lady's aethestically pleasing and equally delicious charcuterie boards, Aroma Artisan Pizza's mouth-watering wood-fired pies, Luna Gelato and Ice Cream and more. Once you've satisfied your appetite, persue the the collections of Rare Bird Soap Shop's quality handcrafted soaps and skin care products, The Tiny Yarn Shop's notions and tools for a variety of fiber arts and more.
Find more boutiques just a step outside the Newbo Market's doors alongside beautiful murals scattered throughout the district.
Start your day off with a sweet caffeinated beverage from Brewhemia, a family-owned cafe and bar. Their menu features amazing coffees, pastries, full breakfast and lunch. Come back at night and enjoy an Iowa craft beer, local spirits and amazing wine.
Cedar Rapids boasts a great variety of delicious foods from around the world. The Map Room combines a variety of cultural cuisines and flavors to spice up classic American dishes like burgers and fries.
Or find your favorite Iowa comfort foods at Rodina, whose dishes are served with love straight from Iowa farms. Meaning "family" in Czech, this family-owned spot partners with local producers to thrill diners with a seasonally-rotating menu.