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University of Iowa

Address: Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Iowa City
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This Big 10 school's 1,900 acres are centered in downtown Iowa City.
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This Big 10 school's 1,900 acres are centered in downtown Iowa City.
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Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
93 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Take a walk, admire the varying architecture, many kinds of trees and art. Stroll down to the river and follow the sidewalk up to a bridge and over the river and come back. If you need anything, just look around like you are lost for a minute and someone will help you.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The university is located in downtown Iowa City, and the campus is beautiful. You can see the Old Capitol with its gold dome, and it's always fun to go to a Hawkeye football game. There are tons of great restaurants and local shops nearby.

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São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The university covers most of downtown area. It is a nice place to visit. It has the old capital mall, Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol which is the postcard of the city.

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Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If in Iowa City. take some time to explore and discover the University of Iowa. The campus is an easy, but beautiful walk. You can tour the campus; visit the museum; and take in dinner in Iowa City which is adjacent to the university.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I went there, now my son attends the University and is having the same wonderful experiences that I did. Great education and community!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great university, beautiful campus, incredibly nice people. Grab lunch at Shorts on Clinton Street and definitely take a stroll through the Pedestrian Mall

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Los Altos, California, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Weather your prospective student, alumni, or looking for a nice place to live, Iowa City is worth a look. A great university town with great schools, sports, nightlife, and outdoors activities.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful, traditional college campus. Everyone is extremely nice and laid back. Their numbers are impressive in terms of rankings and job placement. Overall, a great visit.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We tootled around the campus on our visit. It is a large and beautiful campus. One issue is you can really get lost and turned around. Best to find a parking garage and walk around to truly enjoy! Very friendly campus!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unless your here for a specific reason there us not much reason to stop by. Not a particularly beautiful campus. Really spread out. Lacks college town feel.

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