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Neat Little Walk

While the quotes imprinted in the concrete are worn and virtually impossible to read now, all the... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Monroe, WI
Following in the Footsteps

A delightful surprise while walking from a retro eatery to and through the Campus of the University... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
David B
Holland, Michigan
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

While the quotes imprinted in the concrete are worn and virtually impossible to read now, all the metal inlaid in the sidewalk are there and very cool.

Thank SRiese
Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you're an avid reader, writer, or anything in between, this is a fun activity for a nice day. Walk the quaint streets of North America's first city of literature and check out these great pieces that represent bits of famous literature.

2  Thank Brynne S
Reviewed September 13, 2017

A delightful surprise while walking from a retro eatery to and through the Campus of the University of Iowa. What better way to pay tribute to the literary legacy of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the importance of literacy history in our American culture? Where...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We were walking downtown and came across the Literary Walk. It's not a big, big deal but it was fun to read the quotes and see the accompanying art. Check it out if you're in the area.

1  Thank LovetheMemories
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We didn't have a lot on the docket for our time in Iowa City. I was there doing research at the University. We thought this sounded fun. Don't even try to read the impressions in the cement. The brass plates are unique but in the...More

Thank dwilsonwing80
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Kind of like the Hollywood Stars Walk of Fame only these are quotes of famous authors who once participated in the highly respected Iowa Writer's Workshop. Very interesting.

1  Thank Salome33
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Iowa City calls itself the City of Literature. IThe famous Iowa Writers Wokshop is here, as is the Summer Writing Festival, which i attended. There are beautiful markers on the sidewalks with quotes from famous writers who had some connection with the UI, either as...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a neat idea but the quotes were difficult to read, especially those in the concrete. Slowly walking the blocks and reading the quotes is a fun thing to do, especially in good weather.

1  Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed April 28, 2016

I almost ran into a few people because I was walking with my head down almost the whole time. Every couple of feet there is another plaque in the ground. The walk spans a couple blocks and is on both sides of the street.

2  Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Unbelievable lit nerd country. Inhale and take it all in.love the books, the town, the people. Iowa is amazing.

1  Thank missbuilding
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