Thinking of making the trip next weekend? Well then here is your indispensable guide to all that the second largest city in Iowa has to offer.*
The "City of Five Seasons" is home to nearly 130000 people, and they like to do things. Which is handy for visitors too,
By popular consensus, the Must Visit in Cedar Rapids is the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Yes, quite. If that doesn't sound like just rewards for having driven 3.5 hours, why not try
NewBo City Market to refill empty stomachs and moisten arched pallets.
If you need to stretch your legs, or run off some excess energy ahead of the big game, head over to Indian Creek Nature Center. Or if you need something indoors, there is always the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
All in all , a thoroughly pleasant few hours.
So there you have it. Cedar Rapids may not be Las Vegas. But it's better than a trip to Aurora,
*reports that this is all stolen from TripAdvisor are greatly exaggerated. I also used Wikipedia.