Top 10 Things to do in Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is the home of the University of Iowa and county seat of Johnson County, at the center of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 74,398 in 2016, making it the state's fifth-largest city. Iowa City is the county seat of Johnson County. The metropolitan area, which encompasses Johnson and Washington counties, has a population of over 164,000.
1. Devonian Fossil Gorge
4.5 based on 131 reviews
Reviewed By oldfarmer2018 - Tiffin, IowaTiffin, Iowa
A short trip into an ancient past
It doesn't talk long to see the gorge and many can walk down to it. It's worth it for a little insight into the geology of Iowa.
2. University of Iowa
4.5 based on 189 reviews
This Big 10 school's 1,900 acres are centered in downtown Iowa City.
Reviewed By William H - Iowa City, IowaIowa City, Iowa
U. of I. Offers Unique Educational Opportunities
I write this review from the perspective of a professor who has taught at the U.of I for 56 years, but also taught as a visiting professor at five other top-ranked universities. Two of my three children and one grandchild graduated from the U. of I.with f
3. Old Capitol Museum
4.5 based on 150 reviews
This was the seat of government when Iowa City was the state capital.
Reviewed By jamesmH5154VK - Chicago, IllinoisChicago, Illinois
Beautiful place to take a break
My wife and I were in Iowa City for a swim meet and stumbled across this little piece of history. Not glitzy, but well worth the visit, especially given how friendly the staff is.
4. Nile Kinnick Stadium
4.5 based on 118 reviews
Reviewed By DKPuck - Muncie, IndianaMuncie, Indiana
Awesome Stadium Experience!
Came last year for a game and came again this year. This stadium may not have the same amenities as newer stadiums, but it has wonderful charm and is truly a great place for college football. I'm amazed every time I see it in person and recommend a visit
5. Terry Trueblood Recreational Area
4.5 based on 58 reviews
Reviewed By gobuckeyes2017 - Toledo, OhioToledo, Ohio
Nice place for a run
Nice place to do all sorts of activities like fishing and biking and canoeing. We went there to get some running miles in. The loop is about 2 miles(just under) and is very flat. The only drawback is that about 95 percent of your run will be in the sun. P
6. Wilson Orchard
4.5 based on 50 reviews
Reviewed By MikeB490 - Iowa City, IowaIowa City, Iowa
Even Mutsu Apples
Incredible variety of apples picked and U-pick. We found a few Mutsu trees that make the best tarte tatin! The orchard makes excellent cider and one of the owners explained how one could “accidentally” freeze some to produce a bit stronger stuff. Might tr
7. Museum of Natural History
4 based on 90 reviews
Explore our world at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History- Iowa’s gateway to the global environment for over 150 years. Walk through 500 million years of our natural and cultural heritage, culminating in the landscape we see today and how it affects the story of agriculture. Discover the adaptation and diversity of birds and mammals around the planet.
Reviewed By LSQRD1 - Kent, OhioKent, Ohio
A range of interesting displays
The museum is a great place that we have visited for decades; this is the kind of place were generations of families can visit over the years. My spouse went as a kid and we took our kids. There is range of exhibits from traditional to modern and lots of
8. Carver-Hawkeye arena
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Reviewed By Bill K - Mantorville, MinnesotaMantorville, Minnesota
Great Place to Watch Sports/Concerts
With its bowl-shaped seating, this arena doesn't have a bad seat in the house. It seats 15,500 plus SRO for many events. I have been coming to events here since 1983 when it opened. I have never had a bad seat or a bad time.
9. The Englert Theater
4.5 based on 71 reviews
Reviewed By TAuser-09192018 - United StatesUnited States
Not only is the Englert a great venue but the whole operation is a class act. We've been members for many years and have enjoyed many concerts there.Good acoustics, friendly staff and an intimate setting for all kinds of performances.
10. Mormon Handcart Site
4 based on 25 reviews
At this site in the mid-19th century, Mormons prepared for the trip to Salt Lake City.
Reviewed By Jennifer M - Chicago, IllinoisChicago, Illinois
Nice Path Through the Woods
I'll be honest: we went to see what this was all about because the site name is, well, a bit odd. It's really just a nice walking path through the woods with a few signs marking significant spots and detailing the history. If it's on your way in or out of