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

Another year, another chance at getting it right. And even if we don’t make an official New Year’s Resolution, most of us will do things differently in 2017. Maybe you wanted to come down to the Main Street District last year to participate in an event or try a new restaurant or coffee house, but you didn’t have the time. It’s not too late; make it your goal to try something new in the Main Street District!
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director

There’s More to Main Street Than Meets the Eye

The Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District might be known for its fabulous shops, but  there aren't many areas in Cedar Rapids where you can dine at a top-notch restaurant, cross the street to attend a performance, and then walk a block or two to a cozy bed...

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Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office