Arts & Culture

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to culture in and around Hiawatha. With two nearby colleges — Mount Mercy University and Coe College — and the University of Iowa just 30 miles south, there's always something new to experience.

Enjoy live theater, music, and dance. Check out any of the wonderful shows at Theatre Cedar Rapids, Paramount Theatre, and Orchestra Iowa. National touring groups and famous musicians and comedians perform regularly at the U.S. Cellular Center.

If museums are more your style, be sure to visit the National Czech and Slovak Museum, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, or Brucemore Mansion. Just a short drive away, you'll sure to enjoy the Iowa Children's Museum, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, or the Amana Colonies.

If you love to shop, you've come to the right place. With stunning shopping malls — including Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids and the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville — you'll find large national stores as well as smaller personalized shops. In Hiawatha alone, you'll enjoy unique, one-of-a-kind stores. Des Moines' Jordan Creek Mall is only two hours away.

No matter what the season or your personal taste, there's always something exciting to explore or experience in the Creative Corridor.

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