Event Information
Mays Island Walking Tour
Walking Tour
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 6:00 PM
Learn about the early history of Mays Island and how Cedar Rapids transformed it into the only island government center in the Western Hemisphere. Following a tour of the island, experience the history of what was originally known as “Commercial Street”.

This tour along several blocks of First Street SE will reveal details about the earliest downtown retail locations before the Civil War period, the construction of landmark “skyscrapers” and a close look at surviving historic warehouse structures including the Smulekoff and Hach buildings.

Tour Guide: Kyle Patrick

Meeting location: Outside of City Hall, 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Tickets: $7.00 general public, $5.00 for History Center members
Ticket Selection
Ticket Availability