The Tuma Soccer Complex in Marion, Iowa is located on a 110-acre site that includes 32 soccer fields of various sizes, two football fields and a pavilion. It is one of the largest soccer complexes in the U.S. and hosts many tournaments throughout the year.

Marion is a suburb of Cedar Rapids, just 12 miles south of the park. In 1864 the railroad first hit Marion and the town has been an important railway hub ever since. But Marion has more history to it than just the railroad. Named after a hero of the Revolutionary War, Francis Marion, who is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, the site where the town now sits was selected in 1839 to be the first county seat of the newly-organized Linn County.

If you are bringing a team to play at the Tuma Soccer Complex, then you will be looking for some teambuilding, downtime activities for the team members and their families. Here are some places to visit and restaurants to enjoy that you might consider stopping by during your visit.


Things to Do

The Play Station

This 12,000 square feet of “imaginative three-level playground” right down the road from the Tuma Soccer Complex in Cedar Rapids also includes an onsite game arcade and a capacious dining area serving up pizza and snacks. The Play Station aims to be an “interactive playground” where kids and parents can spend some quality time together. It’s also got an arcade-style laser maze. The Lazer Frenzy laser maze is a new arcade-style attraction with high-tech interactive game play. The “unique theming” and use of mirrors, haze, and special effects make for a memorable family event. You’ll be challenged to complete a variety of objectives while surrounded by a web of laser beams you have to navigate like you were starring in a cinematic thriller. Their arcade sports more than 30 games for every age and skill level. 200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Indian Creek Nature Center

The Indian Creek Nature Center sports roughly four miles of trails that curve through more than 200 acres of riparian forests, tall-grass prairies, oak savannas, and wetlands. Go hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, or bird watching on land that’s currently in varying stages of ecological restoration. The Center aims at nothing less than creating “champions of nature.” They believe connecting children to nature is most critical as the young will become the “next generation of environmental stewards.”

Amazing Space, a new building and campus that opened in September 2016, offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Explore interactively at the Watershed Table, measure the energy solar panels produce at the Energy Portal, or snatch some raw honey in the Creekside Shop. Experience the spectacular Bird Room. Hike the scenic trails, take in a concert at the amphitheater, and turn the kids loose in the outdoor classroom. 5300 Otis Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


AirFX Trampoline Park

Just six miles from the Tuma Soccer Complex in Hiawatha you’ll find the AirFX Trampoline Park. Its 40,000 square feet of family fun! Enjoy wall-to-wall trampolines, as well as a trampoline basketball and dodgeball courts. Tumble tracks, jumping pits, a slackline, and tightrope complete the picture. The Lazer Frenzy laser maze is the new fad that’s captivating the world with its high-tech interactive game play. If all that’s not enough, play a round of miniature golf, or kick around a ball on the outdoor soccer field. They’ve also got a Kid’s Zone for small children! 1100 N 18th Ave, Hiawatha, IA 52233


Tuma Soccer Complex  - Travel - Hotels4TeamsNewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is a public market that operates year round. It’s the place to go in Cedar Rapids for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Local farmers frequent the market to sell their freshly picked produce. Meat, seafood, and other specialty foods are also available for purchase. Concerts, festivals, and other events are hosted at NewBo City Market throughout the year, making it an exciting destination close to the Tuma Soccer Complex. 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Legion Disc Golf Course

If you and your family have always wanted to learn disc golf, your visit to the Tuma Soccer Complex is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Disc golf is just like regular golf only the balls are replaced with Frisbees, and you use your arms to send them; not clubs. Others might tell you the important difference is that regular golf can often be hugely irritating, while disc golf is almost always a barrel of fun. Legion Park is a permanent course right in Marion with nine holes under 300 feet in length. The elevation is slight slope and the foliage is mixed, with some areas treed and others open. The tee type is grass and concrete and the target type is Mach III. Boyson Trail, Marion, IA 52302


Cedar Rapids Bowling Center

Just six miles south of the Tuma Soccer Complex is the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center, Cedar Rapids’ number one family fun center for all ages! It features volleyball, bowling, an arcade, and a complete snack bar. If you haven’t taken the team bowling lately, definitely add this to your list. 265 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


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Places to Eat

Zoey’s Pizzeria

Right in the heart of Marion, Zoey’s Pizzeria has been the go-to neighborhood pizza joint since 1991. “NewZago” is Zoey’s signature Chicago-style dough pressed flat on a New York-style pan. Don’t leave town without trying it! 690 10th St, Marion, IA 52302


Villa’s Patio Mexican Restaurant

Transport your taste buds to the heart of Mexico with a visit to locally-owned and operated Villa’s Patio Mexican Restaurant for authentic cuisine in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Known for freshly-grilled fajitas and seafood, mouthwatering nachos, and specially-prepared dips, even the pickiest eaters in your group will love this place. Go for a fajita lunch where you can choose from shrimp, chicken, or beef. 433 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302


Tuma Soccer Complex  - Travel - Hotels4TeamsQDogs BBQ Company

QDogs BBQ Company serves up authentic “low and slow” competition-style BBQ, which can take up to 20 hours to reach optimal taste. In fact, it’s so good they sometimes sell out of a particular selection! Try their cherry smoked pulled pork, the Memphis cheese plate, or their brisket Philly with sliced brisket topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms then finished with provolone cheese. Of course you can’’t miss the St. Louis ribs, which starts with QDogs dry rub then misted with apple juice-based spritz and finished with QDogs’ competition rib glaze. Truly a thing of barbeque beauty! 895 Blairs Ferry Rd, Marion, IA 52302


Zio Johno’s

Experience “The Hometown Taste of Italy” right by the Tuma Soccer Complex at Zio Johno’s. The secret to their success is providing high quality food for affordable prices. They are known for their homemade pasta, fresh bread, and sauces. People drive from miles away for the Mostaccioli! 755 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302


The Marion and Cedar Rapids area has lots of good food and fun spots. When you are between games or done for the day at the Tuma Soccer Complex, be sure to try and experience all that the area has to offer.