Local Services in Cedar Rapids

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

50% Off Grooming at La Bella Pet Spa

Cedar Rapids

$40 $20

Groomers pamper pups with a hydrating aloe-oatmeal shampoo, ear cleaning, nail trimming, brushing, and fragrance; bandana or bow included

44% Off Veterinary Services at Animal Care Hospital

Cedar Rapids

$50 $28

Veterinary staff cares for cats, dogs, and exotics with thorough health care services and on-site laboratory

Up to 95% Off Life or Public-Speaking Coaching

Tiffany D Flowers

$250 $49

Experienced public speaker motivates individuals with professional and life coaching or helps improve public-speaking skills

75% Off Class from Bluenote Photography

Ely

$300 $75

An experienced pro discusses lighting, composition, color control, and photography theory before students practice capturing shots

Up to 56% Off at Varsity Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Experts dry clean a full comforter or a variety of items such as shirts, pants, suits, and more

Up to 53% Off Laundry Service at Express Laundry

Waterloo

$25 $15

Eco-friendly washer and dryers; washers spin clothing at 350 g's, greatly reducing drying time

44% Off Fortune Telling

Davenport

$70 $39

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Founded in 1933, the Cedar Rapids chapter of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce—or Jaycees—hones the leadership skills of its members through projects and programs that benefit the community. Once-a-month Sunday breakfasts bring locals together in the common pursuit of pancakes, and Uptown Friday Nights in Green Square Park are filled with music, food, and drinks. The Jaycees also fling wide the doors of its newly opened Jaycee Center to renters for conferences, parties, wedding receptions, and driving-school-class reunions.

1000 Memorial Dr
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

A procession of blips and blinks marches through Planet X's arcade room. The noise and neon spills over and accents the facility's surroundings, where guests can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, or just stand, flabbergasted by the number of activities available. Though interactive entertainment is its bread and butter, Planet X also features a sports lounge with flat-screen TVs, beer, wine, and views of the kitchen staff tossing pizzas by hand.

4444 1st Ave
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

Nestled on the banks of the Cedar River, the 17,000-square-foot nonprofit museum educates more than 30,000 people annually through tours, exhibits, and community programs celebrating African-American heritage and culture. Packed with more than 2,000 artifacts, 200 oral histories, and a library with more than 1,000 volumes covering African and African American topics, the museum crams craniums full of historical knowledge. Endless Possibilities, part of the flagship permanent collection, traces the history of Iowa's African American citizens through photos, objects, stories, and multimedia. A rotating lineup of compelling exhibits includes Unconditional Loyalty, running through December 17, which pays tribute to African-Americans who've served in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War era to the present day. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

The men’s league at Belle Plaine Country Club is no joke: its member roster boasts 112 players. As course manager Mike Coffman points out, “It’s an impressive number for a small town"—and a testament to the course’s charms. Its bluegrass fairways have become a lively gathering place for the community. The pines, elms, and oaks dotting the fairways have flourished for more than 80 years, during which time they've been nourished by a steady diet of misaimed balls and frustrated golfers’ tears. Two-time PGA champion Lonnie Nielsen, who grew up playing on the course, can still occasionally be seen teeing off here.

The course challenges players with tricky water hazards, and balls have to strap on their crampons and take out their rock picks to ascend the eighth hole’s elevated green. After a day spent on the fairways or at the driving range and practice putting green, players can unwind with a slice of pizza or a hamburger at the snack bar.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par 36 course
  • Length of 3,008 yards
  • Course rating of 67.6
  • Slope rating of 111

1911 13th Ave
Belle Plaine,
IA
US

Three animal-welfare advocates started the Iowa Humane Alliance in 2008 to reduce companion-animal homelessness and shelter overpopulation by spaying or neutering local animals. It assists local shelters, pet owners, and feral-cat caretakers with a sterilization program and a hotline that provides information about spaying or neutering. Additionally, Iowa Humane Alliance is in the process of expanding to include a high-volume clinic that will provide up to 8,000 spay or neuter surgeries every year.

6540 6th St. SW
Cedar Rapids,
Iowa
US

Mr. Tutor is a home tutoring service for select communities in Iowa. We are based on 3 pillars: Make it convenient, Make it Affordable, Make it Qualified. We serve students in grades K-College in all subject areas. No contracts-hourly rates only!

1612 21st St NW
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US