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Iowa City, IA

“The opportunities that you have around the Iowa City area is great because we have so much natural areas. No matter what your comfort level is, I feel like you can find something to match.” — Tamra Elliot

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Iowa City, IA
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The Black Angel
The Black Angel is nine feet tall atop a four-foot pedestal, located at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa.
1000 Brown St, Tiffin, IA, USA
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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
"Always something cool going on there and nice patio which you can sit around a fire and relax at." - Tamra Elliot 
1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Prairie Lights Books & Cafe
"Prairie Lights in downtown Iowa City is the place to go for a cup of Joe." - Tamra Elliot  
15 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Amana Colonies
"This is actually a National Historic Landmark. I love visiting the shops, seeing the historic buildings, and grabbing a bite to eat there." - Tamra Elliot
Amana Colonies, 622 46th Ave, Amana, IA 52203, USA
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Palisades Kepler State Park
"This is a great place to visit, explore and hike. The views of the bluffs over the Cedar River are amazing." - Tamra Elliot
700 Kepler Dr, Mt Vernon, IA 52314, USA
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Short’s Burger & Shine
Restaurant in Iowa serving classic American food.
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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The High Ground Café
High Ground Café serves coffee and espresso, tea, smoothies and more.
301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
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Rusty the Sloth
"[Visit] Rusty the Sloth at the Natural History Museum on the Pentacrest – this is a FREE museum!" - Ellen Carman
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History Iowa City, IA 52242
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The Climbing Wall at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
The climbing wall is located at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Iowa.
309 S Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52242
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Englert Theatre
"[Visit the] the Englert Theatre for great music and speakers." - Ellen Carman
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
"I enjoy paddle boarding on Sand Lake at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. You don’t need your own board, you can rent one there! This lake is also a great place to go ice skating on cold winter days." - Ellen Carman 
The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Reds Alehouse
Reds Alehouse is a restaurant and alehouse in Iowa.
405 N Dubuque St, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
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SugaPeach Chicken and Fish Fry
Southern-style breakfast and dinner dishes.
650 Pacha Pkwy Suite 1, North Liberty, IA 52317
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Capanna Coffee & Gelato
Capanna Coffee and Gelato is an artisan Coffee Roaster and Gelateria with stores in Iowa City, North Liberty, and Ames Iowa.
6 Pacha Pkwy, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
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Woodpecker Cave
Woodpecker Cave located at Coralville Reservoir, about 15 minutes north of Iowa City.
Coralville Reservoir Iowa
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Devonian Fossil Gorge
The Devonian Fossil Gorge was created by the flood of 1993 and expanded by the flood of 2008.
2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is a museum on the University of Iowa campus, known as the oldest university museum west of the Mississippi River.
Macbride Hall, 17 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Lake Macbride Spillway
"I love the Macbride Spillway- It is where Lake Macbride spills into the Coralville Reservoir. It has waterfalls and streams which you can explore. It is a great place to cool off, take pictures or just wander around. You can actually access it via the trails from MNRA." - Tamra Elliot
Solon, IA 52333, USA
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Iowa Raptor Project
The Raptor Center displays 17 unreleasable birds of prey found in Iowa. The center is open to the public.
2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333, USA
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Macbride Nature Recreation Area
"It’s a beautiful oak-savanna peninsula surrounded by Coralville Lake and Lake Macbride with very minimal development. The back fields and land have been called “Narnia” by some locals…" - David Conrads
2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333, USA
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Fin & Feather H2O
"If you need to get on the water, head to Fin & Feather H2O for paddling." - Brian Mildenstein
643 McCollister Boulevard, Iowa City, IA 52246
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A & A Pagliai’s Pizza
"Pagliai's for the best pizza in town." - Brian Mildenstein 
302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
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George’s Buffet
Go to George's for a beer and a cheeseburger. "Who am I kidding, I never get less than two." - Brian Mildenstein
312 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
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Cortado Coffee & Cafe
"It not only has a great vibe and view of the Pentacrest, but also great coffee." - Brian Mildenstein 
26 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Pedestrian Mall
The Ped Mall, also known as the Pedestrian Mall, is a pedestrian mall located in downtown Iowa City, Iowa.
210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
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Sutliff Bridge
The Sutliff Bridge is a bridge over the Cedar River at Sutliff near Lisbon, Iowa.
Lisbon, IA 52253, USA
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The Sitting Man
A 20 feet tall, large sculpture sitting on a hilltop close to the road, in Iowa City.
1001476004, Iowa City, IA 52245
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Hickory Hill Park
"Hickory Hill is the best place to meander with my dog or trail run." - Brian Mildenstein 
800 Conklin, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Ryersons Wood Park
"If I need a quick hike during the workday, I love Ryerson Woods." - Brian Mildenstein 
Iowa City, Iowa 52246, USA
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