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The kids are about to be out of school for the summer… now what? Check out our bucket list of fun activities to do before the end of summer 2018!

1. Visit the animals at the farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm at Bever Park
2700 Bever Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Open daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm, April 23 – October 12, 2018.

 

2. Splash around

Cedar Rapids Splash Pads
Open daily 10 am to 8 pm

 

3. Take the plunge

Lost Island Waterpark
2225 E Shaulis Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701
Open daily 10:30 am to 6:30 pm starting June 1st

 

4. Visit the downtown market

Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 7:30 am to 12 pm on the following dates: May 26, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18 and September 1.

Check out our guide to all the area farmers’ markets here.

 

5. Use your imagination

Iowa Children’s Museum
1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm, Closed Monday

 

6. Jump around

AirFX Trampoline Park
1100 N 18th Ave, Hiawatha, IA 52233
Check website for summer hours

 

7. See the balloons glow in the dark 

Annual Balloon Glow at Brucemore
2160 Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
June 19, 2018
Gates open at 5:30 pm

 

8. Race around the track

Speedeezz Indoor Karting
4750 Tama St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Monday-Thursday 11 am to 9 pm Friday-Saturday 11 am to 12 am, Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm

 

9. Get creative with clay

Iowa Ceramic Center & Glass Studio
329 10th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Monday 3 pm to 9pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.

 

10. Go for the strike

Lancer Lanes
3203 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Call ahead to 319-364-1506 to check for open bowling times.

 

11. Morning at the movies

Collins Road Theatres
1462 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302
Every Monday-Friday during the summer at 10 am

 

12. Take a hike

Palisades Kepler Park
700 Kepler Dr, Mt Vernon, IA 52314
Open everyday 4:30 am to 10 pm

 

13. See the art

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Tuesday, Wednesday Friday, and Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Thursday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

14. Get in touch with nature

Indian Creek Nature Center
5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

 

15. Eat all the foods

Iowa State Fair
E. 30th Street & E. University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
August 9-19

 

16. See birds of prey in their natural habitat

Iowa Raptor Project
2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333
Open Monday-Sunday 6 am to 8 pm

 

17. Look for fossils 

Devonian Fossil Gorge
2850 Prairie du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City, IA 52240

 

18. Read a book

Cedar Rapids Public Library
450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Monday-Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Closed Sunday

 

19. Picnic and play at the park 

Noelridge Park
4900 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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