As one of Eastern Iowa's favorite multi-use venues, Alliant Energy Powerhouse comfortably seats 9,000 people and hosts some of the areas best entertainment. Go attend a concert, convention, sporting event, rodeo, circus--you name it!
The Perfect College Town
The Perfect College Town
Alliant Energy Powerhouse
African American Museum of Iowa
Dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching Iowa’s African American history, the AAMI is a leading resource in the state. Temporarily closed for renovations.
African American Museum of Iowa
The African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching Iowa’s African-American history. Volunteer opportunities available include front-desk attendant, docent, specialist volunteer, learning safari volunteer, oral history transcriptionist, administrative volunteer plus many more one-time opportunities.
Cedar Rapids Bahá'í Center
1921 1st Avenue SE
Gehring Orthodontics | Ben Jacobson '17
Ben completed a Health and Science Internship through Coe, shadowing professionals at multiple dental practices in Cedar Rapids. Coe alum and member of the Board of Trustees, David Gehring ’86 connected Ben to these practices and welcomed him into his own! Ben is now working as an Associate Dentist at Horton Family Dental.
Common Road to Recover & Four Oaks | Brandon Miller ’18
A psychology major, Brandon completed four internships at facilities including St. Luke's Hospital, Four Oaks and Common Road to Recovery. He’s now working as an Addiction, Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Economics Researcher at University of Kansas
Brewhemia is a family-owned café located in the NewBo district. At Brewhemia you will find an intimate café featuring amazing coffee, breakfast, lunch and more.
Brucemore Historic Estate
This historic mansion hosts tours and events while being visited by thousands of people each year. A local favorite event is the yearly Balloon Glow held each summer.
Cedar Rapids Zen Center (Soto-Zen)
1618 Bever Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmer's Market
This seasonal event takes place every other Saturday from late May to early September. It is one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest featuring over 200 local vendors.
Cedar Rapids Downtown Public Library
Need a change of scenery for studying? Coe is located just minutes from Downtown Cedar Rapids where you can drop by the public library for both indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for studying or just simply relaxing.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Famous for its Grant Wood collection, the CRMA has over 5,000 works of art. Admission is discounted for college students!
Cedar River Trail
The Cedar River Trail extends nearly 13 miles from the Cedar Valley Nature Trail to scenic downtown Cedar Rapids. Enjoy the views of the Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids business districts, riverfront and museums while enjoying the seasonal aesthetics of the native grasses and wildflowers.
Christianity - African Methodist Episcopal
Bethel A.M.E. Church
512 6th St SE
Christianity - Antiochian Orthodox
St. George Orthodox Church
3650 Cottage Grove Avenue SE
Christianity - Episcopal
Grace Episcopal Church
525 A Avenue NE
Christianity - Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
First Lutheran Church
1000 Third Avenue SE
Christianity - Greek Orthodox
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox
501 A Avenue NE
Christianity - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1285 Third Avenue SE
Christianity - Roman Catholic
857 Third Avenue SE
Christianity - Nondenominational
509 3rd St. SE
Christianity - United Church of Christ
361 17th Street SE
Christianity - United Methodist
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
1340 Third Avenue SE
In desperate need for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up and a trip off campus? Downtown Cedar Rapids is chock-full of coffee shops and other various caffeine vendors.
Crab Attack Cajun Seafood Shack
Just across the street from campus, this seafood boil destination allows patrons to come in and create seafood boils customized to their liking. They offer a casual dining atmosphere to enjoy fine, fresh seafood.
Aegon Asset Management | Deborah White '95
Deborah is a licensed CPA working as Global Head of APMO at Aegon Asset Management.
Cedar Rapids is home to various lakes and ponds, and our famous Cedar River. This makes for many good fishing opportunities all around the second-largest city in Iowa.
Crystal Group Inc. & GoDaddy | Gabe Leonard ’16
Gabe interned at Crystal Group Inc. and GoDaddy during his time at Coe and today works as a software engineer at Google.
RSM Public Accounting Firm | Greg Linton '18
Greg found his passion for accounting by interning with RSM. His internship led to a full-time job offer upon graduation. Greg has since accepted a new position and is working as an Assistant Controller for Waste Connections.
4 public golf courses
Hindu Temple Association of Eastern Iowa
1700 Naoma Drive SW
His Hands Free Clinic
His Hands is a nonprofit ministry providing free health, dental, optical and chiropractic care, prescription assistance in Cedar Rapids along with spiritual support to all served. Volunteer opportunities include administrative skills, prayer support and one-time group projects.
Lynch Dallas, P.C. | Holly Corkery ’09
Holly interned with a criminal law attorney while attending Coe, then went on to law school at the University of Iowa. Today, she’s a shareholder with Lynch Dallas, P.C.
Indian Creek Nature Center
Explore four miles of trails through prairies, woodlands and wetlands. Whether you come here to hike the scenic trails, see a concert in the amphitheater, participate in a yoga class or explore the new building for exploration and discover, the Indian Creek Nature Center has something for you!
Classic Irish pub serving burgers, sandwiches and salads. The cheese wontons are a Kohawk favorite!
Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids
2999 1st Avenue SW
Izumi Sushi & Hibachi
Located in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids, Izumi Sushi & Hibachi is home to great Asian Cuisine in a clean, comfortable atmosphere.
The Weitz Company, St. Luke's Hospital & Industrial Energy Applications | Josh Randall '16
Josh interned at three Cedar Rapids businesses – The Weitz Company, St. Luke’s Hospital & Industrial Energy Applications – before graduation. He now works as a Senior Finance Business Intelligence Analyst at William Blair.
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll | Joshua Conte '23
Law firm internships are hard to come by, but Joshua Conte '23 not only managed to obtain an internship, but also turn that internship into a part-time job with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll as a full-time Coe student. A pinchful of perfect timing and a heavy dose of hard work led Josh to every law student’s dream.
Temple Judah (URJ)
3221 Lindsay Lane SE
Terry Lockridge & Dunn | Justin Schwennen '19
Justin took the initiative to cold call local accounting firms and scored himself a tax internship with Terry Lockridge & Dunn in downtown Cedar Rapids. He's now working as a FSO Assurance Senior at Ernst & Young.
Join our Minnesota Twins Class A Affiliate, the Kernels, for a night out at the ballpark! The Kernels offer various daily specials, discounts and have fun events and themes throughout the year. Students have made Coe Night at the Kernels a fan favorite year-after-year.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints CR Ward
4150 Bluejay Drive
Lindale Mall is one of the many options around Cedar Rapids for more of a mainstream shopping experience. With many fan-favorite retail chains, you can't go wrong taking a trip to Lindale, located off Collins Road on the Northeast side of Cedar Rapids.
Ability Physical Therapy | Logan Lynch ’17
Logan completed a Health Sciences Internship at Ability Physical Therapy in Marion, giving her confidence to work with patients and pursue a graduate degree in physical therapy. She now works as a health and wellness trainer at Logan Lynch Fitness, a trainer at TITLE Boxing Club and a health and wellness coach at Beachbody.
Mamacita Taco Pub
Find authentic street tacos, gorditas and tortas for lunch or dinner, or sip a margaritas just blocks from campus.
New York Ballet | Matthew Hemesath '01
What began as a three-month internship at the New York City Ballet with fellow Kohawk Holly Hynes '78, turned to a full-time career for Matthew Hemesath '01. Matthew has created quite the impressive resume for himself as a Costume Designer with work on the set of Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street and the Today Show, to name just a few.
This naturalized, outdoor amphitheatre is located on the west bank of the Cedar River. The 40' x 60' covered, elevated stage regularly hosts concerts and other community events during warm weather months.
Sedlacek Treatment Center at Mercy Hospital | Megan Amos '10
While at Coe, Megan completed a counseling internship with Sedlacek Treatment Center. She went on to earn her master’s degree in mental health counseling and vocational rehabilitation. She is now a licensed mental health counselors and private practice owner of Compass Counseling and Behavioral Health.
Moco Game Room & Hot Dog Bar
A popular spot within walking distance of campus, Moco invites everyone to enjoy delectable hot dogs, entertaining games, live music and a warm and engaging atmosphere.
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Just miles from campus, this Cedar Rapids staple provides informative and engaging events with a focus on the history of the Czech and Slovak people to the Cedar Rapids area. Admission is half-off for college students!
NewBo City Market
NewBo City Market is a dynamic public space supporting a variety of unique food vendors and small artisan businesses. Regularly hosting art, education and entertainment events, NewBo has quickly become a center for community gathering throughout the year.
Old MacDonald's Farm | Bever Park
Yes, like the nursery rhyme! E-I-E-I-Go to Old MacDonald's Farm in Bever Park for a free, fun time with animals, outdoor festivities and various photo opportunities. Great for all ages!
Over 40 volunteer opportunities...
within a three-mile radius of campus.
From orchestra concerts to off-broadway shows to comedians, there’s something for everyone at the Paramount Theatre.
Parlor City Pub & Eatery
This is an enjoyable place to grab breakfast on the weekends, a salad or sandwich for lunch, or relax with friends for dinner and drinks. Located in the heart of the NewBo district, stop in today and enjoy the outdoor patio, bicycle fix-it station, craft beer selection and historical Cedar Rapids memorabilia this locally owned restaurant has to offer. Where: 1125 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Public Pools & Aquatic Centers
There are six public indoor and outdoor swimming pools and aquatic centers throughout Cedar Rapids. Many of them are within just a few miles of Coe College!
Check out Cedar Rapids' junior-league hockey team, the Roughriders! Enjoy an exhilarating hockey game in the ImOn Ice Arena. Students enjoy attending Roughriders games on Coe Night.
Great America Financial Services | Sally Brause '87
As the Director of Human Resources Consulting, Sally says, "Coe students make GreatAmerica even better. They're very bright, quick learners, they have good ideas, they take action…they really have a passion for what they're doing."
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa & St. Luke's Hospital | Sara Heineman '13
Sara interned with the Neurology Unit of Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa as a Coe student. She works in genetic counseling, medical affairs and precision oncology at Guardant Health.
Rockwell Collins | Sarah Fathallah '16
Sarah turned her internship at Rockwell Collins into a full-time job offer! After working for the University Relations team, she accepted a full-time position handling talent acquisition for all 30 Rockwell Collins locations. Sarah is still employed at Rockwell Collins but holds a new position as the Associate Director of Human Resources.
Service Across the City
Coe students complete over 20,000 hours of service each year.
This 45 acre city park is within easy walking distance from campus. Complete with picnic area and a wooded disc golf course, it's a perfect place to relax and take a break!
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission | Sophie G. Belter ’16
In addition to a traditional interview, Sophie had to analyze a mock case and present a PowerPoint to the director before being hired as a paid intern. Her daily experience with the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission helped her obtain a position with the city of Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department immediately after graduation. She now works for the State of Nebraska as an Equal Opportunity Investigator.
Spare Time is a great place for people of all ages to find entertainment. With bowling, arcade games, restaurants, escape rooms and much more – there’s certainly something for everyone.
Speedeezz Indoor Karting
Speedeezz Indoor Karting has an indoor racetrack for go-karting, arcade games, food options and helpful staff members all for a very reasonable price.
US Bank | US Bank Division President Steve Caves
Steve says, "We have found Coe graduates to be critical thinkers and strong communicators. They being real-world experiences with them so that they’re ready to take on the challenges of an ever-changing workplace."
Taste of India
This is a great spot for Indian food and an enjoyable dining atmosphere.
Theatre Cedar Rapids
With 10+ community theatre productions each year, Theatre Cedar Rapids has something for everyone.
A lot of entertainment in Cedar Rapids happens downtown. One of the more popular areas within Downtown Cedar Rapids is the Czech Village-New Bohemian area, often referred to as The District. There are many choices for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, live music and much more in The District!
The Map Room
Located in downtown Cedar Rapids, The Map Room serves a unique blend of internationally inspired cuisines and cocktails. This restaurant is often commended for its extraordinary atmosphere and inclusive menu.
Mercy Medical Center | Dr. Tim Sagers '97
As the Medical Director at Mercy Care Business Health Solutions, Dr. Sagers says, "Oftentimes, Coe students who spend time in my clinic are as prepared and more engaged as undergraduate than some medical students who intern with me at my practice."
Tomaso's serves up fresh pizza on a Detroit or Chicago deep dish or a New York thin crust.
The Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist
4980 Gordon Ave NW
Vino's Ristorante and R.G. Books Lounge
The humble exterior belies a beautiful and classy atmosphere inside. Kohawks pick this as a top choice for a date night or upscale Italian fare.
Volleyball, bags, food, drinks, entertainment--what more could you want? Check out Volley's in the warm seasons of the year. Located on Blairs Ferry Road in Northeast Cedar Rapids, there is something for everyone at Volley's, no matter your skill in the sport.
Walk, Run, Bike
19 biking and walking trails in our city
White Star Ale House
Contemporary American food within a mile of campus.
Willis Dady Homeless Services
Willis Dady’s mission is to provide shelter and prevention services to the homeless and near-homeless while empowering clients to break the cycle of homelessness and become self-sufficient. Volunteer opportunities include being a receptionist, overnight shelter coverage, facilities maintenance, social media/marketing and many more. Location: 1247 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403