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Living in Cedar Rapids

Mercy Medical Center is located in the heart of a growing region of Eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids has become a destination for relocating families because of its high quality of life. In fact, the city is known as the "City of Five Seasons," with the fifth season being "a time to enjoy." It's a way of life, making our city a wonderful place to live.

Rich Heritage

A metro area with more than 180,000 residents, Cedar Rapids is known for it's culturally rich heritage. A tour of the History Center or National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library will give you a feel for this. Cedar Rapids is located just minutes from the historic Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark of seven quaint German colonies. Or, perhaps you'd enjoy one of our many fairs and festivals on the calendar each summer.

Thriving Arts

Experience our thriving arts community with the nationally acclaimed Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. A visit to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art boasts the largest collection of Grant Wood originals in the world. Or, sit back and enjoy the performance at Theatre Cedar Rapids, among the region's largest and oldest community theatres.

Top Schools

Our school system consistently rates among the top 5% in the United States. Enjoy America's favorite pastime with the Kernels, Cedar Rapids' own professional baseball team, or cheer on the Roughriders hockey team as they take the ice each winter.

Experience Downtown Cedar Rapids

For more information on Cedar Rapids, visit one of the following sites:

Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau

City of Cedar Rapids

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Events at Mercy

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