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A nice river with a nasty reputation

It is a mid size river that is ok to watch. Some water activities but it is not very deep which... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Louisville, Kentucky
Biking 56 miles along the river ...

Beautiful and such a river rich in history. The locals were biking (ending their rides as... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Nancy S
Chicago, Illinois
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is a mid size river that is ok to watch. Some water activities but it is not very deep which leads to it's flooding.

Thank sciencetiger
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Beautiful and such a river rich in history. The locals were biking (ending their rides as "Kickstand," fishing, walking, watching and just hanging out. So peaceful and makes the whole city!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We happened to be in Cedar Rapids during the flood of 2016 when the whole town was closed! Needless to say we did not get to see any of the town because of the flooded Cedar River. We were fortunate that it did not flood...More

Thank Sheilakeel
Reviewed 29 September 2016

With over 5 miles of length in the City, it gives a lot of different sites and views. With area that allows skiing and boating to rapids, there are views and activities for everyone.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Interesting and enjoyable to view in different seasons.Not so much in the downtown but either up or down where there is more wild life. The flood of 08 destruction of the neighborhoods and the city's development of flood plain is also interesting and provocative.

Thank RMN123
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Cedar River in Cedar Rapids Iowa is a beautiful place to relax! It is wonderful to see the river within its banks (anyone who witnessed the floods of 2008 will relate). As far as accessibility options, check out the area you wish to visit....More

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Along south bank of the Cedar River between Edgewood Road and the Marina area to the east where the permanent houseboats are located, in an area where there is also an access road off of Ellis Road. Ellis Road is the main road along and...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 16 February 2016

A great place to view bald eagles when ice covers the lakes. Just look in the trees and in the sky. View the destruction that this river delivered when floods covered the area in 2008.

1  Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 23 December 2015

There's something mysterious about the river that cut my home town in half, how it has a "calm" personality then exploded for a devastating flood in 2008. It's a beautiful river that is being both utilized for adjacent trails and parks, and ruined in places...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Just sit, watch the river flow by and relax. Though autumn/winter isn't the greatest time to sit on a river bank, still liked the quietness, views and overall tranquility.

1  Thank EricAndKarin
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