Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities to beat the winter blues here in the Corridor? Look no further! Here are some of the places and events you can check out in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas in January and February:

Trampoline Parks

Escape Rooms

Laser Tag



Play Areas

Winter Events

  • Beat the Bitter
  • Winterfest
    • Saturday, January 27th
    • Amana Colonies
    • Featuring a 5K, ice sculptors, games, competitions, chili, and more
  • Cedar Rapids Princess Day
    • Saturday, February 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
    • "Once Upon a Time... The princesses planned a magical event for CEDAR RAPIDS, IA! Join them for stories, songs, dances, crafts, photos and more! Make wishes, join our princess parade, and get autographs too!"
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Movies at the Market
    • Sundays from January 7th through February 25th at 2 p.m.
    • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
    • Movies
      • January 7: The Greatest Showman
      • January 14: Cool Runnings
      • January 21: Trolls
      • January 28: Elemental
      • February 4: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
      • February 11: Zootopia
      • February 18: Holes
      • February 25: Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse
    • "Be sure to bring a cozy blanket to sit on, treat yourself to delicious snacks from Market Shopkeepers, and quench your thirst with refreshing drinks from NewBo Beer & Wine."
    • Event is free to attend
  • Cedar Rapids Comic & Toy Show
    • Saturday, February 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
    • "Join us for a day of geeky goodness! This is THE pop culture celebration for Eastern Iowa! Vendors from 5 states selling comics, toys, posters, anime, video games, artists, authors, & special guests. Video game tournaments, cosplay contest, and panel discussions."
    • Kids under 12 are free - all entry is free after 2:30 p.m.

Live Shows/Sporting Events

Ice Skating

Sledding Hills

  • Cedar Rapids
    • Bowman Woods, 141 Boyson Rd NE
    • Shawnee Park, 1101 19th St NW
    • Jones Park, 201 Wilson Ave Dr SW
  • Brown Deer Golf Club
    • 1900 Country Club Dr, Coralville
  • Marion
    • Wanatee Park, 1600 Banner Dr
    • Thomas Park, 343 Marion Blvd
  • Pinicon Ridge
    • 4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd, Central City


Axe Throwing

  • Hurling Hatchet
    • 576 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
    • No age restrictions, but ages 14 and under must have an adult present
  • Civil Axe Throwing
    • 375 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • Ages 10+
  • Hatchet Jack’s
    • 101 Hwy 1 West, Iowa City
    • Ages 10 to 17 are allowed when accompanied by a parent/legally-appointed guardian

Movie Theatres


  • Tavern Blue
    • 805 2nd St, Coralville
    • Featuring indoor mini-golf, foosball, table games, food, and drinks
  • All Out Rampage
    • Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids
    • Rage Room
  • Pinspiration Splatter Room
    • Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids
    • "Suit up in protective gear and fling paint at a canvas to create a unique masterpiece."
  • Super Skate
    • 5100 Northland Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
    • Indoor Rollerskating

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