Recreation & Entertainment
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Shopping and Dining
From large malls to small specialty shops, boutiques to antiques, - you'll find it all. The Iowa City area has a variety of cuisine from casual to elegant, including international tastes from around the globe. Our affordable cost of living makes shopping and dining more enjoyable.
Sports and Big 10 Athletics
Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Sports fans can enjoy events throughout the year including football, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and field hockey. Our teams are always competitive and have each developed a national reputation.
The area also offers great organized sports and activities for all ages and abilities. More than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails connect neighboring communities. And, the cities and towns in Johnson County coordinate programs for residents at their neighborhood community centers.
Parks and Recreation
The Iowa City area is an outdoor paradise, rich with public open spaces; picturesque vistas; pristine, natural tall-grass prairies; savannah forests; gentle, rolling hills and productive farmland. A 5,300-acre, man-made reservoir and 25,000 acres of surrounding woodlands provide camping sites, hiking trails, water skiing, fishing, boating, swimming and picnic facilities, the area has something for everyone.
Iowa is a golfers paradise with more courses per capita than any other state. The region has numerous nine- and 18-hole golf courses and three of the state's top-ranking links are in Iowa City and nearby, Amana, Cedar Rapids and Riverside.