17 Best Things in To Do in Cedar Rapids

Spot 5 mentions in the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District in this highlight of Cedar Rapids’ best attractions. Vacationidea – Dream Vacation Magazine applauds our interesting architecture and distinctive history.

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"An Arts & Culture District in the Heart of Cedar Rapids"

About the District

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids. Established by emigrants, the District had suffered economic decline for many years and was nearly destroyed by record flooding in 2008. Despite these hardships, courageous business owners and residents began the task of rebuilding.

Cedar Rapids is in a period of unprecedented urban and civic renewal. Two of our city’s most unique and important neighborhoods are playing a key role in this rebirth – Czech Village and New Bohemia are fast becoming the city’s flagship district – a magnet for citizens, tourists, and businesses, and a venue for the area’s most exciting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping.

District Blog

November reminds us of Thanksgiving, or to be more specific, to be grateful for what we have. We shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us of this, but sometimes we get so busy, we forget to pause and think about what life would be like if we didn’t have those things; family, friends, a job, a place to live, enough to eat, … So let’s take a moment and remember what Thanksgiving, and being thankful, means to us.
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director

Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office