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Iowa Avenue Literary Walk

Address: Iowa Avenue from Clinton Street to Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #8 of 9 Attractions in Iowa City
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Iowa City, Iowa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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