From Brooklyn, it's 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast to Cedar Rapids - Iowa City and 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east to Iowa City.
If you're keen to spread your wings beyond Brooklyn, you'll quickly discover that the surrounding region has a number of cities, attractions and landscapes waiting to be explored. Toledo and Marengo are just two of the many other places you may wish to visit while you're in Central Iowa.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Brooklyn, why not visit the nearest regional area. Cedar Rapids lays 45 miles (72 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions like Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Paramount Theatre and Westdale Mall. Veterans Memorial Stadium, Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and Lindale Mall are other visitor attractions to see for those who have time to spare.
Visit Central Iowa's history museums. These are great places to spend time, particularly when the weather is unpleasant.
If you want an escape from sightseeing, why not try the local watersports? Swimming and boating are both popular here.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time fly home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Cedar Rapids, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east.