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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 bubblesReviewed June 25, 2015
Robert C
Redlands, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 hot sun we wilted fast and only did about a block and a half.

Thank dwilsonwing80
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Salome33
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 student or faculty.

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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

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

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Stroll around downtown to see writing from the many folks who have written their famous works while in Iowa City...or maybe were inspired by others who walked before them.

Thank GailCheryl
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is cool to see but not really a destination in itself. I took a friend who was visiting from out of town and this was one of the things we saw the day we spent in Iowa City. If you're going to be on the Ped Mall anyway and are interested in this sort of thing grab a guide... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

As you walk down Iowa Avenue, you can look at the plaques on the sidewalk and learn about the literary history of the area.

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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