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East Central Iowa, Iowa

East Central Iowa

Step back in time and across oceans for a taste of Old World tradition. Visit seven authentic German villages to sample wines, beers and delicious fare. Or, shop for master-crafted furniture and clocks. Then fast-forward to the 21st century for a thrilling evening of stock car racing.

Explore East Central Iowa

The Historic Englert Theatre

The Englert Theatre opened in downtown Iowa City on September 26, 1912

Iowa City, IA HistoricTheatres

Sutliff Bridge

The massive iron bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1898 at the crossing of Sutliff'

Sutliff, IA Historic Bridges

Paramount Theater

Performing arts theater hosts a Broadway series, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Cedar Rapids Theatre Organ Society, family shows and national touring concerts.

Cedar Rapids, IA Theatres

Amana Community Church Museum

The Amana Community Church building in Homestead was built in 1865. Hosts guide the visitor through the church, explaining Amana's religious heritage, practices and beliefs.

Amana, IA Museums

Brucemore

One of 25 properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Brucemore is a 26-acre estate in the heart of Cedar Rapids with rolling lawns, formal garden, 1915 Lord and Burnham greenhouse, 1927 swimming pool, and duck pond. The home is a 21-room Queen Anne-style mansion built in 1886. (

Cedar Rapids, IA Estates

Museum of Natural History

Three major galleries focus on natural science and natural history of Iowa and the Midwest. Newly remodeled Hageboeck Hall features more than 1,000 birds. Mammal Hall displays nearly every order of mammal from aardvark to zebra, including a 48

Iowa City, IA Museums

Amana Heritage Museum

Three buildings of exhibits portray the story of the Amana Colonies, including religious history and communal life. Video presentation on history gives excellent background of community.

Amana, IA Museums

Coralville Lake Camping

Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with just over 500 campsites for your outdoor enjoyment that are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Getting a single campsite or a loop for your group camping outing at Coralville Lake (or any Corps of Engineers campground nation-wide)

, IA Camping

Grant Wood Gallery

Original artwork by Iowa native Grant Wood, including 23 charcoal sketches and two oil paintings, on display at the 1903 Carnegie Library. Marvin Cone and other artists also represented.

Tipton, IA Galleries

Cedar Rapids Symphony

Professional orchestra performs classical, pops, chamber and family concerts in the Paramount Theatre. Nationally honored Symphony School. Tours of Paramount Theatre by arrangement.

Cedar Rapids, IA Symphonies

Washington County Conservation Education Center

Located in Marr Park, the center offers interactive exhibits, a 180-gallon aquarium with native fish, prairie mural, and spotting scope. Park features fishing, hiking and camping.

Ainsworth, IA Education Centers

Communal Agriculture Museum

Exhibits of tools, artifacts and photographs depict the role of agriculture in communal Amana. Located in a restored 1860 barn.

Amana, IA Museums

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