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“Cedar River” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cedar River

Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Cedar Rapids
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cedar River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The Cedar river is a pretty river. Looking at it at night on the west side of the city , Looking towards Quaker Oaks is beautiful. Great for fishing and boating. The 4th of July Ellis Harbor is lit up and makes the river look magical.

Visited May 2013
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Palo IA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Trail running south is great for bike rides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The trail that heads south by the YMCA, is smooth and great for bicycle rides, roller blading, walking, or running. I enjoy a bicycle ride every week and in the fall the leaves by the river are so colorful, it is a very enjoyable time, I even bring my Chihuahua's in a bike basket, I think they love the ride even more than me.

Visited October 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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149 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Running South of Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Ran the trail route south of town. It follows the river. Nice views of the river. The path is paved. But it is not lit, so plan accordingly. The path (after it leaves downtown streets) is isolated. If you want to be around more people, go north.
On the north side I lost sight of the river, but there is a stream with trout on a section.

Nice and relaxing.

Visited September 2013
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Vinton, IA USA
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Live near it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

I would have liked to seen it when it was pristine, but still a nice river. In CR a nice place to river watch is Ellis Park. The boat houses are interesting, and you can watch people playing on the river. People enjoy the river all up and down it's run. It would be beautiful to cruise but the dam at CR shortens your run. Because it has been filled by erosion, people don't enjoy it when it floods.

Visited May 2013
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Kimberling City, Missouri
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188 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“A bankless wonder . . .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Those of us who reside by this lovely waterway despise its ability to get out of control and flood lives away forever. While it is not the cleanest of rivers, it does provide opportunities for boating. While some continue to fish from the waters, I have chosen otherwise. Many enjoyable walking trails are present along the shorelines and the plentiful foliage is beautiful throughout the year. When visiting the area, please consider bringing along a life preserver for everyone in your party since the promised levees to curb the disastrous flooding were not developed and the community remains a ticking time bomb. When one traverses the river daily and the first thought is to observe the current water level, you know it isn't very stable. A drive along Ellis Blvd will provide visitors with a view of the barren lots that many Cedar Rapidians once called home. A monument to these loving souls should have been erected in their honor some time ago.

Visited July 2013
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