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Cedar Rapids is 32 km north of Iowa City in the Midwestern US state of Iowa. It is the second largest city in the state, with roughly 130,000 inhabitants. Ninety two per cent of residents are white. The white population is far from homogenous, with representation of immigrants and their descendants from a diversity of European nations. It is home to one of the first permanent mosques in the US, which opened for worship in 1934.
The 4-quadrant grid that composes the city has 12 formal neighborhoods. Czech Village, an enclave of Czech immigrant families, is at the heart of the downtown. There are numerous non-professional sporting teams here and a vibrant cultural scene.
There are dozens of options for dining out and spending an evening on the town including the Cedar Ridge Vineyards. This is home to the only distillery in the state of Iowa. There are 36 hotels and other accommodations offered in and near this city.
Twenty golf courses and 3 country clubs are right here, as well as hundreds of park in and around town. Many of them have hiking, outdoor recreation and camping options. A number of museums and historic sites are also found.
The name of this city was derived from the Cedar River, which runs through the middle of this population centre. The Fox and Sac aboriginal peopleís lived here prior to the arrival of the first European settler in 1838.
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holidays - Top Events
The New Bohemia Visual & Performing Arts Festival began in 2006. This annual event celebrates the vibrant artistic community here. It features the work of dozens of area artists in distinct mediums. The event is held in early September in the downtown Arts and Entertainment District. (http://www.newbohemia.org/)
Since the early 1980s, Cedar Rapids has hosted a several week long Freedom Festival which culminates with the Fourth of July. Several concerts and educational events are held in the framework of the celebration of US Independence Day. (http://www.freedomfestival.com/)
Every year, this city is home to the Iowa Pagan Music Festival. This performance oriented event is hosted by the Cedar Rapids Pagan Community. The event usually begins before noon and runs until late night. It is held in April. (http://info.iowapaganmusicfestival.org/)
The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival is a 2-day event in the early spring. Itís organized by the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Makers. The festival began in 2001 as a venue for filmmakers in this state to have their work viewed by their peers. (http://www.crifm.org/)
holidays - How to Get There
American Airlines offers its shortest flight from Sydney (SYD) to this airport (CID) in an estimated 22 hours and 10 minutes with 2 layovers. Delta offers its shortest flight in 21 hours and 47 minutes with 2 stopovers as well. United also flies here with the shortest estimated travel time at 19 hours and 55 minutes from Sydney. Consular services for Australians visiting here may be obtained from the Consulate-General located in Chicago, Illinois. (http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/ChicagoCG.html)