Central City’s downtown is steeped in history. We invite you to explore the past, and discover the businesses now taking up residence there. Come shop or consider bringing your business to our unique community.

Visit. Shop. Stay.

From festivals to farmers markets, Central City has a lot going on. Come bike, walk or run on our beautiful trails, bring you children to the splash pad on hot summer days, bring a tent and stay in one of our parks, and come eat and shop in our historical downtown. 

Central City offers a safe, quiet community just 25 short miles from Cedar Rapids. Mature trees shade our historic homes; children walk to and from a new school; and community members stand up for their community.

The Mission of Central City Main Street is to promote, preserve, and improve our historic downtown and thereby encourage the prosperity of Central City as a whole through the coordination of volunteers, businesses, and local government.