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Address: Iowa Avenue from Clinton Street to Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA
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Creatively Produced Quotes on the Iowa Campus

We spent about an hour walking up and down both sides of Iowa Street looking at the various literary quotes set in brass and imbedded in the sidewalk. Much more creative then I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We spent about an hour walking up and down both sides of Iowa Street looking at the various literary quotes set in brass and imbedded in the sidewalk. Much more creative then I imagined, with visual themes in the brass embodying the quote. There were also quotes set in the cement which in many cases are now starting to deteriorate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

While walking along Iowa Avenue take time to look down. There are quotes from many authors carved into the pavement. While some of them are getting worn down, many can be clearly seen. Also stop at the large books and take a glance inside the pages shown.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We didn't do the full walk but loved the dozen or so that we saw. I loved Kurt Vonnegut's piece. Wish we had seen more. Very cover use of talent.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Some people call this the pedestrian mall walk, I think. It is fun looking at all of the Iowa Hawkeye decorations, and also the brass statues, and all of the interesting sidewalk sayings, someone has been pretty creative, the park benches are all painted by students. This is worth the walk, and I would recommend it to a family. There... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Much of the walk is plaques in the sidewalk. It is difficult to enjoy it when there are many other pedestrians. So go during the Hawkeye game it is much quieter. This would not be something for young kids.

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Leighton, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I have never been the the Iowa Avenue Literary Walk. I have not heard to much about it but never have heard and negative remarks about the establishment.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Never been anywhere where their Walk of Fame celebrates key literary figures. This town has it's priorities straight. Hint: Go to Prarie Lights Bookstore and buy the guide to the Literary Walk for $3.

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Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Brass busts of famous authors blended into the pavement. U of Ia on the north and downtown on the south. Best dining at Atlas World Grill $$(a la carte).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Actually it is just the sidewalk of Iowa Avenue in downtown area. It is the last place you should visit in Iowa city. Goose town & north_side are more historical. The square between public library and old capitol mall reflects the weekend life of residence.

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Address: Address: Iowa Avenue from Clinton Street to Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City

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