Cedar Rapids is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 120,758. It is the county seat of Linn County. The city is named after the Cedar River. Cedar Rapids is the home of Coe College and Kirkwood Community College.
Cedar Rapids has been residence to famous figures, including American artist Grant Wood, the Wright Brothers, journalist and historian William L. Shirer, and Dr. Alexander Lippisch. See also Notable natives on this page.
A unique attribute of Cedar Rapids is that its city hall and county courthouse are located on Mays Island, an island on the Cedar River running through the city. Paris, France is the only other city in the world to have its municipal buildings located on an island.
Web Sites and Links
Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors BureauCalendar of area events plus information for meeting planners, sports planners and event planners.
Eastern Iowa Airport - CIDFeatures flight and travel guides, airlines, cargo and contacts.