Some people may think that Iowa is nothing more than cornfields, but as the second largest metro area in the state of Iowa, Cedar Rapids will quickly prove that theory wrong. There are over 100 restaurants in the area ranging from American to Vietnamese fare, 100 night spots that offer anything from listening to the latest sounds to country line dancing, a variety of activities for the arts buff as well as the outdoorsy type, and the friendliness of a small community all in one place. Discover Cedar Rapids and enjoy yourself!
With a metropolitan population of more than 175,000, Cedar Rapids consistently ranks as one of the nation's top communities in which to live, work, play and raise a family. Recent accolades Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities have earned include being among the best places in America to live, educate children, do business, commute and volunteer.
Discover Cedar Rapids and the surrounding region, known as Iowa's Creative Corridor.
Who believes a cultural Mecca exists in the middle of cornfields and farms? We do! Enjoy a play, musical, or opera performed by fellow Cedar Rapidians at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Catch a Broadway tour or concert at the U.S. Cellular Center or the Paramount Theater. Check out art by locals or see visiting exhibits at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art or the Cedar Rapids Area Cultural Alliance.
To see a complete calendar of cultural events for the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, visit www.culturalcorridor.org.
The area offers minor league baseball and hockey teams, and several sports facilities where everyone can play. Check out just a few of the many sports offerings:
Visit the many parks around the area for climbing, camping, canoeing, biking, hiking, Frisbee golf, etc.
With two major shopping malls in Cedar Rapids and one of the largest shopping malls in Iowa (located in Iowa City), your favorite store is never far away! Cedar Rapids is also home to fabulous boutiques that cater to any tastes. Whether it's a local shop in the historic downtown area of Cedar Rapids, or a major shopping mall you're looking for, we have you covered!
Cedar Rapids is home to two major hospitals - St. Lukes Hospital is located very conveniently right across the street from Coe, and Mercy Medical Center is a few short blocks from campus.
Cedar Rapids is in the heart of one of the leading manufacturing regions in the U.S. and one of the leading bio-processing and food ingredient centers in North America. It is the largest corn-processing city in the world.
As the home to nearly 300 manufacturing plants and two dozen Fortune 500 companies, including Rockwell Collins, General Mills and Quaker Oats, Cedar Rapids provides an abundance of internship opportunities for Coe students.