Tree of Five Seasons in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Some roadside attractions you have to TREE to believe. Like the Tree of Five Seasons in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Since 1975 Cedar Rapids has been known as the “City of Five Seasons.” The slogan replaced the previous motto of “Parlor City of Iowa”  and was dreamt up by Creswell, Munsell, Fultz & Zirbel (CMF&Z) that calls upon a Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1:

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“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

They believed that in Cedar Rapids there was enough time to enjoy all the season with extra time to squeeze in one more.

The 61-foot tall steel tree of life is a fixture among the Cedar Rapids skyline. The logo and Cedar Rapids logo sculpture were designed by Gary Anderson, with the giant tree being erected in 1996 after raising more that $800,000 to build it. The monument was erected on April 3, 1996 and officially dedicated to the city on May 18, 1996.

Whether it is spring, summer, autumn, winter… or the mythical season five, if you’re taking a road trip to Cedar Rapids the Tree of Five Seasons in a must-see Iowa roadside attraction.


Tree of Five Seasons Sculpture

Address: 1st Ave. E., Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.