Iowa City Attractions

Iowa City is full of fun for all ages with plenty of attractions geared towards children, teens, young adults, adults, seniors and families. Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa, a world-class educational institution and home to many top-tier sports programs including Iowa Football, Basketball, Wrestling and Field Hockey. Iowa City is also home to Hancher Auditorium, the University of Iowa performance hall hosting Broadway musicals, contemporary dance & classical music events. Whether you are looking for a sporting event, a night out on the town, dinner with friends, live music, dancing, a night at the movies, a good book to curl up with, a shopping spree, a community event or a fun way to brush up on your history, Iowa City is sure to keep you entertained. We’ve put together a list of our favorite attractions for all ages in the Downtown District and throughout the city as a whole. Enjoy your adventures throughout Iowa City!

Libraries: Time for a good book


Live Music & Shows: Local favorites and national names take the stage

Murphy’s Sound

Movies: Mainstream movies, intriguing documentaries and more


Museums: History, art and very neat stuff


Night Clubs & Dancing: Show off your dance moves and enjoy the night

808 Restaurant & Night Club

Pubs / Sports Bars: Watch the game while you enjoy good food and a great time

Bo James 
Donnelly’s Pub
George’s Buffet
Iron Hawk
Micky’s Irish Pub

Wine / Martini Bar: Grab a drink with new friends

Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar

Shopping: Great finds for your closet, home & more

From Art Galleries to books to clothing to home goods to jewelry to health and fitness to shoes to groceries Iowa City has just the store for you. Here are some quick links to find some of our favorites in Downtown Iowa City and around the rest of Iowa City.