Shop Local Guide | In & Around Cedar Rapids

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Activities + Things To Do

Board and Brush Creative Studios

Board and Brush Creative Studio is a place for creating fun and unique wood decor projects from scratch while enjoying a fun instructor led atmosphere.


1709 Boyson Rd Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

Phone: 319-334-1011

The Iowa Children's Museum

The Iowa Children’s Museum is a local non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all children through the power of play. Museum exhibits and programs spark curiosity, introduce real-world concepts, and allow kids to let their imaginations soar. Gift cards are available online and a membership provides 12 months of hands-on educational fun!


1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Ste 715, Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: 319-625-6255

Holiday Play Land (The Shell, Indoor Play Space)

Holiday Play Land is a special pop-up indoor play space just for this holiday season! Enjoy a variety of holiday-themed activities to get you into the holiday spirit. The space will be full of equipment that will get your child moving, during the colder months. Equipment will include ride-on toys, mini workout gear, inflatables, sports fields, and much more. There is nearly 8,000 sq ft of room to run and play.


850 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa


Phone: 319-200-4844

Dance Garage

We are a space for everyBODY. Most of our classes are for 18+ from dance cardio to choreographed dance aimed at helping you feel your best in your own body. We also have a Movin’ Minis to help our little ones find joy in movement through the art of dance. We cannot wait to dance with you and/or your mini!


4333 Czech Ln NE B6, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: 319-640-9143

binSpire LLC

binSpire‘s mission is to bring sensory-rich play experiences to kids in our area by making it SIMPLE for caregivers! binSpire offers sensory bin rentals and subscriptions, sensory play events, messy play events, sensory bin products for purchase, and we even have options for schools and daycares! Head to binspirellc.com to learn more!


Phone: 319-329-6807

Orchestra Iowa School

The Orchestra Iowa School provides the finest in music instruction. From programs for toddlers and their families, to lessons for all ages, you will find quality instruction provided by world-class musicians. We offer classes for beginners in piano, ukulele and guitar starting at 4 years old, Youth Chorus, Music Together®, ensembles private lessons on all instruments and voice.


119 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 319-366-8206

Goods + Specialty Stores

Di Moda Boutique

Di Moda Boutique is a woman own business since 2015 bringing women ever -changing assortment of apparel , footwear and accessories. We want women to be inspired to achieve there best look. We have a great selection and also are budget friendly


720 11th Street

Phone: 319-200-2383

Essential Bodywear

Professional Complimentary Bra Fittings


1820 49th St., Marion, IA 52302

Phone: 319-899-4397

SCOUT of marion / Scribe Stationer

Scout is a lifestyle shop offering a curated collection of home goods, personal care, pantry and baby gifts. We opened in 2018 and are located in historic Uptown Marion. We offer some of our popular gift items on our website. You can also find some of our favorite stationery and journals at our sister store, Scribe Stationer (1111 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA. www.scribeiowa.com)


725 11th Street, Marion, IA 52302

Phone: 319-373-1099


CIELO is a wellness brand of heavenly goods. It encompasses a beautiful shop in Coralville, a presence at local markets, an online shop and a local manufacturing operation that produces self-care products that are sold in shops all over the country and Canada. CIELO’s newest offering is Everlasting Jewelry. Permanent jewelry services are available seven days a week at the shop.

Monica Berry is the owner and designer of CIELO. As a Latina business woman, she strives to create an inclusive, employee-focused workplace that brings comfort and good vibes to the community.


920 E Second Street #150, Iowa River Landing, Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: 319-440-4220

The Purple Wagon

The Purple Wagon is a small + local, babe and mama-focused shop. We create and curate cute and comfy clothing, accessories, and more with your babe in mind. Check us out online or in either of our shops – outside of West End Diner, and at our new storefront in Uptown Marion!


Diner Shop: 809 6th Ave #5, Marion, IA

Uptown Shop: 1107 7th Ave #102, Marion, IA

Buff City Soap

Buff City Soap — delightfully scented plant-based soaps, handmade daily. We offer holiday gifts, Candles, Wax Melts, Body Mists, Car Air Fresheners, Laundry Soap, and more!

Special Offer: Black Friday Weekend: 11/24 only – BOGO $5 Laundry Soap; 11/24-11/26: 40% off Soap Whip, Body Butter, Shower Oil, Body Scrub, Epsom Salt Soaps, Foaming Hand Soaps, Shower Fizzies, Bath Bombs, Soap Bars, Face Bars, Shave Bars, Buff’s 5 Best & Box Gift Sets


1005 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Suite 70, Cedar Rapids, IA

300 Edgewood Road SW, Suite G, Cedar Rapids, IA

Phone: (319) 200-2990

The Marion Chocolate Shop

The Marion Chocolate Shop is your destination for classic confections for all occasions. Whether it’s a gift box for coworkers, hot fudge sauce for family, or a treat for yourself, we have it! Our sweets are made in house and served fresh!


1244 7th Ave, Marion, IA

Phone: 319-377-7597


We are a women’s boutique. We carry women’s clothing and accessories for all ages in both locations, and in the NewBo store. We house Olive’s Oil, gourmet olive oil and vinegar, Tryg & Harry, a pet boutique, Branche, the exclusive representative for Mistral bath and body products and Meadow & Brook, a vintage pop up carrying vintage holiday and clothing items.

Special Offer: 40% off your favorite item if you mention this guide


1394 Twixt Town Road, Marion
1107 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids

Phone: 319-826-6552

Siebke Hoyt Jewelers

Siebke Hoyt is a fourth-generation family owned jewelry store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We specialize in engagement rings, fashion jewelry, custom designs, restoration and repair. Stop in any time for our complimentary jewelry cleaning while you make your wish list. We love making dreams come true!


4800 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: 319-363-2003

Health & Wellness

Revive Aesthetics & Wellbeing

We offer medical aesthetics such as Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, RF microneedling, CO2 resurfacing treatments, painless hair reduction, relaxing facials, skincare education, and more.


208 12th Ave SE, Unit E, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Phone: 319-200-2555

Bare Tones

Bronzed and Boujee – Real Clients | Fake Tans | No Orange


2210 Edgewood Road SW Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Phone: 1-757-404-2816

Back In Line Family Chiropractic and Wellness

Back In Line is a comprehensive wellness clinic with four specialized doctors. We not only offer chiropractic care, but have extensive training in nutrition, food sensitivities, functional medicine, soft tissue therapy, Neuroemotional techinique, and trigger point dry needling. We’re ready to address you as a WHOLE person – structural, emotional, and nutritional. We are home to the only fully CACCP (pediatric and prenatal) certified chiropractor in Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha. Did you have a belly birth? Mercier Therapy may help you recover from your cesarean more quickly. Let us help you live your best life from pre-conception, through postpartum, and beyond… while helping your family too!


99 N Center Point Road

Phone: 319-892-3363

Breathe. Physical Therapy & Wellness

Breathe. is unique! Private, personalized care that celebrates your victories, big and small. We believe all women deserve to live energetic, vibrant and active lives and it’s our mission to be your partner in achieving that, by specializing in dry needling, DRA, pants peeing, pregnancy/postpartum pain and recovery, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Appointments available in Des Moines, West Des Moines and Iowa City / Cedar Rapids area. www.breatheptw.com


710 Pacha Pkwy Suite 3, North Liberty, IA 52317

Phone: 319-855-7842

Destini Skin & Body Spa

Beauty doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!

Hello! I have been an esthetician for 17 years. I specialize in Facial treatments, Body Wraps, and Organic Spray Tanning. I am always looking for ways to bring New Affordable treatments to the area because I love making people feel great.


159 Marion Blvd Suite A, Marion, IA, United States, Iowa

Phone: 319-432-4560

Revive Family Chiropractic

Welcome to Revive Family Chiropractic located in Marion, Iowa! We are a neurologically based chiropractic office that focuses on achieving optimal health by allowing the body to heal itself from above, down, inside, out. Our Mission is in our name: Revive- to bring back to life or consciousness; to impart new health, vigor, or spirit to.

Dr. Alex uses state of the art technology to help his patients reach their full God-given potential. He is a master of the most specific full-spine Chiropractic system of analysis, The Gonstead System. Dr. Alex is extremely passionate about helping his practice members get the root cause of their health problems and correct them. Our office also emphasizes educating people on how their body functions and how to maintain optimal health.


295 Tower Terrace Rd, Suite A


Phone: 319-373-5000

The Studio on Third

We are a boutique fitness studio offering reformer pilates, yoga, Nia, Bellydance, personal training and health coaching. Classes, private and small group sessions available. Pilates instructors with pre and post natal training available. All experience levels welcome.


102 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids

Phone: 319-200-1015

Your Tanning Bar

Founded in 2011 by Leslie Vanbogart, Your Tanning Bar opened its doors as the very first UV free tanning salon in Iowa. Since then, we have grown into three locations and built a team of highly knowledgeable + personable sunless tan experts. Over 400,000 custom tans later and we now pride ourselves on our reputation of being the best custom airbrush tan in Iowa. Our company tagline, “Get your tan on the healthy way” encompasses our mission to empower women in our community to go UV free. With our organic + skincare forward custom tanning solutions and our team of skilled tan technicians you are sure to have the glow of your dreams.


600 Blairs Ferry Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: 319-393-1882


Barrel House

Stop in and enjoy food that lifts your spirits at Barrel House! Enjoy one of our mouthwatering burgers, amazing apps, pizzas, and more! Try our Barrel House beer, Red Bull cocktails, or any of our signature drinks. You will always find something to love at Barrel House!

Download our app and use CRMOMS10 to receive 10% off your order. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Eligible once/day until March 31st, 2023! Valid at our Cedar Rapids location only.


102 2nd St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 319-364-0835

Goldfinch Tap + Eatery

Goldfinch is a locally owned small business striving to provide the residents of Marion and the surrounding area with the best quality food and service! Goldfinch is proud to be a 90 % Scratch Kitchen! Their Indoor Private Dining Room is the ideal location for friends and family to gather to celebrate special occasions! While their Catering Company is the perfect option for delivery or pick up for any special event!   You’ll always enjoy your time at Goldfinch! Just as their motto states, “High Fives and Good Times, Baby!”


740 10th Street, Marion, IA

Short's Burger

21 Iowa local beef burgers, Specialty Cajun Dishes, Local Iowa Craft Beer, Specialty Cocktails, and a place for the whole family to enjoy!


780 11th Street, Marion, Iowa

Phone: 319-200-1020

Mandarin Spice Asian Grill

At Mandarin Spice Asian Grill we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.

The key to our success is simple: providing quality consistent food that tastes great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine dishes like Asian, Sushi, Chinese

Eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.


1412 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, Iowa

Phone: 319-377-0555


Carselli Sweets

Blissful Bites Cheesecakes makes made to order gourmet cheesecakes. With classic flavors and exciting new flavors you’re sure to find one (or more) you’re sure to love.

Special Offer: CRMOM for 10% off orders over $15

Phone: 563-258-1232

The Design Studio

At The Design Studio, we have a unique and personal approach to each project we undertake. We work closely with our customers from conception to completion; encouraging open communication and discussion at all times, to ensure they are entirely satisfied with our services. We aim to design a living space that not only reflects your personality but also compliments your lifestyle, as well as (most importantly) your budget.


110 Franklin St, Center Point

Phone: 319-230-7533


Hi, I’m Jess. I’m super well-versed in grilled cheese making and photo-documenting. I’m also decent at Mommy-ing and Wife-ing. I’m CRAZY passionate about creating art and self-expression. Photography allows me to express myself and create something while giving someone a wonderful gift at the same time.  I’m able to show my clients their lives, their kids, their experiences through m


Phone: 319-551-7949

Poppin' Parties Co.

We are a Poppin’ sister crew ready to take your event to the next level! From custom balloon garlands to DIY kits we have you covered. Any event you want to add a pop of color to or a perfect photo spot we are your girls! Fill out our request form on our website for your next event! Stay Poppin’!


Phone: 319-551-7949

Blissful Bites Cheesecakes

Blissful Bites Cheesecakes makes made to order gourmet cheesecakes. With classic flavors and exciting new flavors you’re sure to find one (or more) you’re sure to love.


1072 Tramore Court

Phone: 319-440-3402

Chilled Freezer Meals

Chilled Freezer Meals creates products aimed at making dinner simple.
We offer fully frozen meals for local pickup and home delivery to communities throughout Eastern and Central Iowa, and we ship meal bundles nationwide. We have convenient options for conventional meals, as well as choices for those following a gluten friendly or keto lifestyle. With budget friendly options in sizes from single serve to portions for large families, we’ve got something to fit your budget and needs.


110 Franklin St, Center Point

Phone: 319-230-7533

MOMENTS by Taylor

Moments by Taylor was established in 2021. Taylor is a stay at home mom of two little girls and has always loved taking pictures. She has loved watching her little hobby grow into a small business and can’t wait to see where the next year will take her. She loves capturing all the big and small moments in her clients lives!


1101 Business 30 SW mount Vernon IA 52314

Phone: 515-290-9224

Walters WoodWorks

Hi, I’m Seth Walters! I started Walters WoodWorks in 2020 after leaving a career in Broadway video production in NYC. Walters WoodWorks is an artisan furniture shop in Cedar Rapids specializing in custom furniture and home accessories. Owned and operated solely by Cedar Rapids native Seth Walters, Walter WoodWorks creates unique pieces made with the upmost care and attention to detail. From dining tables, floating shelves to charcuterie boards, we can make your home furnishing dreams come true. For this holiday season Walters WoodWorks is making a limited supply of cutting boards, charcuterie boards, and votive candle holders for your seasonal gift giving. Send me an email to place an order while supplies last!


626 28th St Ct SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Phone: 319-361-7050

Sweet Cheesecake

Sweet Cheesecake makes some of the best cheesecakes around! Baked from scratch and made to order. We currently are a home bakery, however our new shop will be opening in early spring located at 1360 7th Ave. in Marion Uptown. In the meantime you can place your Holiday orders on Facebook or at sweetcheesecake.com


2350 Newcastle Rd

Phone: 319-550-3916

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