The city is based along the Cedar River, and residential areas spread across the land with no development plan, confusing locals and the rare unfortunates who happen to stumble upon the eyesore in search of other venues across the state.
It is home to the largest population of Czechoslovakians (commonly known as "bohemies") in the US. This roaming band of simpletons has controlled the city for over a century, creating a city complete disregard for taste or sensibility, illegal houseboat colonies on the Cedar River, a practice of bulldozing half the community every 30 years in the name of "urban renewal," and a penchant for ineffective flood control which has caused the city to be nearly destroyed by several floods in the past.
In recent years, City officials have done everything possible to completely destroy any "identity" Cedars Rapids may have laid claim to by renaming the airport, referring to the area as "the Corridor", and re-naming nearly half the city as "The Czech Village."
A final note to those who may wish to see such a place of mythical tackiness, bad taste, and poor judgment - Beware- the city has installed speed and red-light cameras at nearly every intersection as a final "fuck you" to everyone wishing to flee the area as soon as possible.
What is that smell, I think I'm going to be sick!! Oh, it's just Cedar Rapids.
It is home to the headquarters of Rockwell Collins and is also known as the cereal capitol of the world due to Quaker Oats, General Mills and Post all having their main factories in Cedar Rapids. Ralston Foods is also located in Cedar Rapids. Due to all the cereal and dog food made in Cedar Rapids, it has many different scents on different days of the week. Some days you smell Captain Crunch, other days what smells like wet dog food.
It is known as the City of 5 Seasons. Some joke that it is the city of 5 Smells.
"Hey man, do you want to go to Cedar Rapids the City of 5 Smells?"
Wow, it smells like Crunch Berries out here.
No duh man. It's Cedar Rapids.
A city located in East Central Iowa... It is known for... absolutely nothing... One of the few places in the nation over 100,000 people where people are actually known to cruise the town's First Avenue.
Industry is limited to Rockwell Collins and telemarketing due to our non regional dialect.
Our learning institution... Kirkwood College has been recognized to have the greatest 13th and 14th grade programs in the nation.
I went to the bars in downtown Cedar Rapids and drove home drunk.