Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the seat of Linn County and the second largest city in the state. It is on the Cedar River in the east-central part of the state. Cedar Rapids is located in a rich agricultural area and is a major processor and distributor of farm products. By value of production, it is Iowa's leading manufacturing city. Products include packaged meats, machinery, and electronic equipment.
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art features many works by Grant Wood, who was born nearby. Brucemore, a 19th-century mansion, serves as the city's cultural center. There is a symphony orchestra and a community theater. Coe and Mount Mercy colleges are here. The Iowa Masonic Library has one of the largest collections on Masonry in the world.
Cedar Rapids was settled in 1838.