Charter Bus Rentals Cedar Rapids, IA
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The land that the city sits on today used to be home to the Fox and Sac tribes of natives until the first permanent settler, Osgood Shepherd, arrived in 1838 but it was William Stone who decided to name the town Columbus. When considering a new name, residents thought that it would be better to name the area after the rapids along Cedar River which had a large number of beautiful red cedar trees growing along the river banks. The number of residents grew along with its economy when Sinclair Meatpacking Company found its way into the city in 1871. The locals enjoys a flourishing center for arts and culture, is home to Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, African-American Historical Museum, the Paramount Theater, Theater Cedar Rapids and Orchestra Iowa; it is also considered one of the most culturally diverse city in the state of Iowa. So beautiful is the city that it was home to many public figures which includes journalist and writer William L. Shirer, photographer Carl Van Vechten, aerodynamic pioneer Dr. Alexander Lippisch, actors Bobby Driscoll, Ashton Kutcher, Ron Livingston and Elijah Wood. The city was also used as a filming site for comedy film Cedar Rapids and backdrop for musical, The Pajama Game. Cedar Rapids is nicknamed ‘City of Five Seasons’ and the most iconic landmark is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in the city downtown along north river bank. Cedar Rapids was rated amongst the ‘Top 10 Best Cities to Grow Up In’ nationwide in 2009.
When it comes to indoor recreational centers, visitors can take their pick from a large number of attractions. Some of the best includes the Jump Party at Sky Zone trampoline park and its event venues and Cedar Rapids Ice Arena disco dancing sessions and skating lessons. Needless to say, the Egyptian and military artifacts at Masonic Library & Museum are perfect for field trips and those who wish to learn about the region’s important historical events or you can take on a tour around the historic 19th century mansion of Brucemore. Sports fan will not be disappointed when the Cedar Rapids Kernels play at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in downtown Cedar Rapids. Having a charter bus at your beck and call means visitors will get to explore sites like the African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center, bring the charter bus to the beautiful grounds of Indian Creek Nature Center or go camping at Squaw Creek Camping in Marion, a short bus ride away from Cedar Rapids, IA. With our affordable charter bus promotional packages, US Coachways is ready to bring you budget-friendly school buses, coaches, limos, corporate cars and mini buses for your events in the city. Speak to our friendly staff for more information.
Bring your Family and Friends to the Following Exciting and Educational Attractions in Cedar Rapids, IA
Make no mistake about it, Cedar Rapids has everything for people of all ages in its city center and surrounding communities. There are entertaining trampoline parks, skating rinks and points of interest like nature preserves for field trips. Below, we have outlined some of them for your reading pleasure.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — One of the best amusement centers in Cedar Rapids remains to be Jump Party at Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park with amenities like the Main Jumping area, Foam Zone, Dodgeball and Sky Slam. People can also sign up for one of their SkyFIT fitness classes. For those who are looking for a place to escape the summer heat, they can either book themselves in for ice skating lessons or disco nights at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena or the kids out to Science Center where there are intriguing science exhibits like solar car creations, fossils and demos related to how electricity works. There are also party hosting venues, an arcade game room, adult lounge and snack bar offered by Cedar Rapids Bowling Center for those who are looking for either casual and league bowling games.
Art & Culture — With a bustling art scene, art aficionados can enjoy countless ballets, musicals and theatrical performances at the beautiful, historic Paramount Theater which prides itself in bringing world class shows to the residents throughout the year. You can also check out the thousands of paintings and artwork that dates back to the 20th century at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, explore local art and history at the 100 year round CSPS, learn about the Charles H. Swab Memorial Collection, Egyptian and military artifacts from the Civil War at Masonic Library & Museum, catch a dramatic and memorable musical production at Iowa Theater Artists Co. in Amana, or bring the charter bus to Catiri Art Glass & Oasis Art Gallery which is managed by a strong husband and wife team that features artwork from local artists.
- Restaurant & Shopping — The NewBoCity Market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region; here, vendors offer delectable gourmet traditional food, fresh produce, fruits and quality baked goods and if that is not enough, bring the charter bus to Amana General instead. On offer are gift items, souvenirs, candles, gourmet food and beautiful handmade pottery from the locals. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a friend’s birthday or have a bachelor or bachelorette party, check out the spacious taproom at Lion Bridge Brewing where regular samplings are done,or visit the largest and most renowned winery in Iowa at White Cross Cellars. It is known for its wide selection of red and white wines, German, Californian, Midwestern and French wines. There are also signature seasonal beers on offer at Millstream Brewing Company and more than 15 types of traditional fruit and berry wines as well as exquisite wine from many other parts of the world.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Looking for a place to enjoy a baseball game when visiting Cedar Rapids? You’ve got to check out the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, when there is a game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The spacious stadium can seat up to 5,300 excited fans for each of the games so, there’s really no bad seats in the stadium.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — With Cedar Rapids being one of the most historically and culturally rich cities in Iowa, one can expect a large number of historical sites to visit. You can bring the charter bus to National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library to learn about their unique culture through a replica of a steamer ship, paintings, artifacts and sculptures or bring your students out to Brucemore, a historical 19th century mansion, to learn about the history of the community. If you are lucky, there’s a concert scheduled so, check their website or social media sites for updates before visiting. The African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa has exhibits that shows the extensive dedication and contributions of local African-American to the region and taking the limelight would be the exhibits on Western African slave trade and how it changed the country as a whole. Other amazing historic sites people should make time for includes the 20-odd turn-of-the-century buildings at Ushers Ferry Historic Village and don’t forget to visit the permanent and touring exhibits that relates the region’s cultural history at The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Without a smidgen of doubt, visitors to Cedar Rapids will get to enjoy various outdoor recreational centers and parks all around the beautiful city. People can hit the hiking trails that snakes its way around the Minnesota and Iowa border at Cedar Creek or bring the bus to Indian Creek Nature Center instead. The attraction is a non-profit organization that is focused on educating visitors about local ecosystem, our environment and the countless ways we can do our part to protect it; there is also a 4-mile hiking trail. If you are looking for opportunities and a place for camping, consider organizing a trip to Morgan Creek Park instead as there is an arboretum, a butterfly garden and an extensive trail system for all to enjoy. There is large green space, playground structures and trail at Dry Creek Park, campgrounds, playgrounds and amenities for outdoor dining offered by Squaw Creek Camping in Marion and if your kids love apple-picking, organize a trip to Allen’s Apple Orchard instead. The rows and rows of apple trees are enticing and visitors can leisurely take their time picking their own apples or shop for delicious pies, ciders and jellies. Another unique outdoor AND historical attraction to check out is Devonian Fossil Gorge. The gorge used to be submerged under deep waters during the Devonian period and today, it reveals countless fossils of deep sea creatures that students, teachers and academics have come to study and understand.
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