Cedar Rapids, Business Systems Analyst @ Rockwell Collins
We love visiting Iowa City during Hawkeye Football season for the contagious energy and atmosphere. The city is filled with loyal Iowa Fans tailgating in black & gold. The Iowa Hawkeye spirit not only fills Iowa City, but the entire Eastern Iowa area.
This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the Iowa scenery along the Maquoketa River near Monticello. The trip takes nearly half the day to travel, and then you have a chance to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors.
Canoeing/Riverfloating down the Maquoketa River
Visits to the Amana Colonies, 17 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids on Hwy 151, for the great food and festivities are always enjoyable. There are a number of different festivities that are held year round. Amana also offers the local Millstream Brewery and many local wineries.
Not just your ordinary movie setting, the 61 Drive-In, located five miles south of Maquoketa
of Hwy 61, is a great way to get outside and enjoy something unique. This is a great activity for couples, groups and kids.
61 Drive-In Movie Theater
As the closest destination for Iowa skiing, Sundown Mountain, 16991 Asbury Rd, outside Dubuque, offers hills for all levels. A quick day trip is a great get-a-way over the weekend in the winter months.