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:

“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

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!