Cedar Rapids, not only ranked as #6 in the nation where you can live the American Dream, but it's also known as the City of Five Seasons. The layout of this beautiful and diverse city is interconnected in a way that allows for a traveler to reach one side of the city to the other side of the city within 15 to 20 minutes, providing the illusion of more time for shopping, touring, or for business; hence, the fifth season of time.
Among the numerous parks, museums, and attractions, one that stands out is Ellis Island.
Located right off the Cedar River this 416 acre park plays host to a variety of options: a golf course, boat house harbor, boat ramps, water skiing and water shows, lighted horseshoe courts, swimming and spray pool, lagoons, duck pond, tennis court, volleyball courts, etc. to name a few.
A jewel in the middle of a busy city that allows a slower pace for outdoor enthusiasts. The beauty it contains is well worth the effort of spending a day at this park.