In the lower west corner of the county the town of Cedar Rapids lies along the Cedar River which flows gently through the eastern sandhills. Perfect for float trips, the clean, sandy bottom river is excellent for swimming and summer fun. Cedar Rapids is also the location of the historic St. Anthony's Church and School.
Throughout the county are some of the best small fishing lakes in the state. Bass, bluegill, pike, crappie and catfish abound in lakes and streams within driving distance of the local towns. For hunters, Boone County has something for everyone with outstanding pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, deer, prairie chicken, coyote, dove, duck and wild turkey hunting.
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The St. Bonaventure complex consists of the brick church, a three-story brick school, a two-story frame rectory, a one-story frame parish hall, and the church cemetery and orchard. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the magnificent church was built in 1917-19Raeville, NE Historic Churches