Family Fun

Riley's Café a Cedar Rapids Main Stay

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You have to want to go to Rileys Café.  Located on 836 1st Ave NE, finding a parking place can be a bit daunting.  Then once you get inside, it is packed, at least that was our experience on the Tuesday morning we stopped by while on a trip to Cedar Rapids.  Once we squeezed […]

Czech Village in Cedar Rapids brings history alive!

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In the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids there is a neighborhood with a bit of ethnic history. The official Czech Village of Cedar Rapids shares how the immigrants settled in the area. “Cedar Rapids is a city that is home to thousands of Czech, Moravian and Slovak immigrants and their descendants since the turn of […]

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, beautiful and education - eye opening!

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Laura Formanek, Director of Marketing & Communications for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library provided my mom and me a guided tour while on a press trip to this wonderful city.  I was seeking art for an article for Senior News & Times and I was not disappointed. The first thing we saw […]

The Sauce Bar & Bistro offer delightful dining in historic Czech Village

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While it is cool to dine in a fun new place, what is even cooler is to dine in a cool new place in a historic building in a historic neighborhood. That’s just what I did on a recent visit to Cedar Rapids with my mom. The Sauce is located in a revamped building and […]

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center- a sustainable hotel

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I’ve never stayed at a teaching hotel, but I would surely stay again.  I stayed at the hotel while on a FAM Trip to Cedar Rapids and loved every minute.  One night, one walk through The Hotel at Kirkwood Center and it is easy to see why they are an American Auto Association 4 Diamond […]