485 Madison Ave. North
North Liberty, IA 52317
Phone: (319) 665-2700
Fax: (319) 665-2701
The celebrated site of Pentacrest is a set of five buildings nestled within the sprawling campus of University of Iowa. The Old Capital, Jessup Hall, Macbride Hall, MacLean Hall and Schaeffer Hall together form the Pentacrest.
The year 1901 marked the establishment of the prominent Johnson County Courthouse in Johnson County, Iowa. It was only the second courthouse to be built in the area. The beauty of the site is enhanced by the stellar sandstone carvings on its exterior. The interiors of the courthouse structure is embellished with magnificent stained-glass domes. While most 19th-century courthouses have undergone modernization, a prime feature with the Johnson County Courthouse is that it has retained much of its original state inflating the ancient artistic value. It was added to the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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.
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.
Amana Colonies are a cluster of historical buildings that were built during the 18th century. The buildings are an amalgamation of the German religious movement called Pietism, and therefore carry a distinct German craftsmanship. One can come not only for the eclectic architecture but also for understanding the contemporary lifestyle and era. From antiques, artifacts to furniture and photographs, this site is very fascinating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids in the center of the scenic Cedar River. A beautiful wedding venue, the coliseum was in use as the city hall till it was ravaged in the 2008 floods that struck Iowa.