Iowa City Atractions

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

Iowa City Public Library
University of Iowa Libraries

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

Blue Moose Tap House
Gabe’s Oasis
Iowa City Yacht Club
Murphy’s Sound
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Summer of the Arts
The Englert Theatre
The Mill Restaurant
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House

Movies: Mainstream movies, intriguing documentaries and more

Collins Road Theatre
Marcus Theatres
Marcus Coral Ridge
The Englert Theatre

Museums: History and art

Old Capitol Museum
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
University of Iowa Museum of Art

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

Blue Moose Tap House
Gabe’s Oasis
The Union Bar
808 Restaurant & Night Club

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

Blue Moose Tap House
Bo James
Buffalo Wild Wings
Donnelly’s Pub
Gabe’s Oasis
George’s Buffet
Iron Hawk
Joe’s Place
Micky’s Irish Pub
Short’s Burger & Shine
The Airliner
The Sports Column

Wine / Martini Bar: Grab a drink with new friends

Atlas Iowa City
Baroncini Ristorante Italiano
Basta Pizzeria Ristorante
Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar
Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro
The Clinton Street Social Club

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.
Downtown Iowa City
Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty
Sycamore Mall

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