Sleep Inn & Suites
310 Virgil Avenue
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Phone: (319) 895-0055
Fax: (319) 895-0066
Beautiful and grand, a look at King Memorial Chapel is enough to mesmerize you. Completed in 1882, and since 1976 listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 130-foot (39-meter) high chapel started out in uncertainty. Mid-way, with half-done walls, the contractor went bankrupt. The financial burden was so huge that the college had to be mortgaged to pay off the bills. The faculty turned out to be the saving grace who contributed their salary. By 1882, the college was free of debt and ready to finish the building. The main auditorium, which seats up to 800 people, is where students gather every day. It has a Moller organ with 3800 pipes and is the venue for several musical performances.
The Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church is a significant church that serves the Solon region of Iowa. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, this church was completely constructed in 1916. This historical church continues to strive for the community and even offers rental facilities for wedding receptions.
The Bertram Bridge or the Ely Street Bridge is a truss bridge that was built way back in 1891. J.E. Jayne and Son Bridge Company designed it and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
The Ely School House is a Tudor Revival Style building. This historic structure served as a school building and now is a community center for the town. It features various offices, city council chambers, meeting rooms, dinning facilities, etc.
Indian Creek Nature Center is home to sprawling areas of wetlands and forests. Located a short distance from the city's downtown area. The nature center and the park is well managed by trained staff who spread awareness about the ecological significance of the park.
The First Presbyterian Church in Marion is precisely sited at 802 12th Street, Marion in Iowa. It is a historic Presbyterian Church. It was constructed in 185. The church site is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a fine representation of the Gothic Revival style of architecture. It strives continually to encourage one another in the worship and love for Jesus. Apart from worship services, the church also arranges for the Sunday school.
Brucemore is a sprawling 19th-century estate centrally located in Cedar Rapids. The historic estate is home to a Queen Anne villa, night garden, formal gardens and a beautiful orchard among other attractions.
Lion Bridge Brewing Company is popular for its impressive selection of beers and impeccable service. Mad Maximillion is a must try here and so is the delightful Smoked Chocolate Stout.
Located in a small Czech ghetto, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library explores the Czech and Slovakian culture through its diverse collection. The museum pertains to its neighboring Czech immigrants by disseminating its native culture and history. You can learn here about their traditions, lifestyle, art, crafts and so on. The library has several books, photographs, videos and archives that cater to the same aspect. Shop for jewelry, books and other gift items at their store. Events here include book launches, discussions, seminars and local fiestas.
Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District is a popular attraction home to a host of cultural events. The district remains open throughout the year and welcomes you to experience its bustling nightlife and culinary treats.
The St. Paul United Methodist Church is a historic church constructed in 1914. Located in downtown, the church was designed by famous architect Louis Sullivan. The congregation is an active one, with services being held routinely. The church became a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 owing to its historical and architectural significance.
Situated opposite the sprawling Greene Square, Cedar Rapids Public Library is spread across an area of 95,000 square feet (8825.78 square meters). The space serves as a dynamic place promoting a culture of public interaction and engagement. The library offers a multitude of services including free WiFi connectivity and computer courses.