Points of Interest


 

AMANA COLONIES
Located 20 miles west of Iowa City, off interstate I-80, the Amana colonies are made up of seven villages established in 1855 by German immigrants. The colonies feature a woolen mill, wineries, meat shops, a brewery, and furniture factory. There are a variety of shops and restaurants.

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
Located 30 miles north of Iowa City, at 410 Third Avenue SE. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday; 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Admission is $8 with student ID.

CITY PARK
Picnic grounds, swimming pool, tennis courts, and baseball fields across from the Mayflower residence hall.

FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENT
410 E. Washington St. Houses city administration offices, policy and fire departments. Tours are available at the fire and police departments.

CORALVILLE RESERVOIR
Five miles north of Iowa City. Seventeen-mile-long recreational area which has available swimming beach, fishing, camping and boating facilities.

HANCHER AUDITORIUM
Auditorium for plays, orchestra concerts, speeches, etc. View the performance schedule at http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/season05.html. Special arrangements for group tours can be made by calling the director’s office at 353-6251.

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE RECREATION CENTERS
There are four recreation centers in the Iowa City/Coralville area. They are the Robert Lucas Recreation Center, Mercer Park Recreation Center, Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, and Coralville Recreation Center. You can swim, rollerblade, and play racquetball, basketball, ping pong, and billiards at most of the rec centers.

KALONA
The town of Kalona is located 18 miles south of Iowa City. This farming community is the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi River. There is a well-preserved historical village and museum, antique stores, and restaurants. Some annual events are the quilt show, the Fall Festival, and Kalona Days.

KENT PARK
Located 15 miles west of Iowa City. Swimming, picnic sites, hiking and camping.

MACBRIDE NATURE RECREATION AREA
Located 10 miles north of Iowa City. Hiking trails, camp sites, a bird sanctuary, and cross-country skiing trails. Open year round.

LAKE MACBRIDE STATE PARK
Located 20 miles north of Iowa City. Boating, swimming, picnic areas, and hiking trails.

MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Free and open to the public. Tours available.

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MACBRIDE HALL
Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Monday.

PLUM GROVE HISTORIC FARM
1030 Carroll St. Open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 Wednesday through Sunday, May 1 through October 31. This historic home was built in 1844 and was the residence of Iowa’s first territorial governor, Robert Lucas. The home has been restored as nearly as possible to its original condition.

WEST BRANCH
Historical town 8 miles east of Iowa City on I-80. Herbert Hoover birthplace, grave, and presidential library.

Amana RV Park
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
City Park, Iowa City
Kalona Bakery
McBride Nature Recreation Area
West Branch