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“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
Iowa City, IA
The Black Angel
The Black Angel is nine feet tall atop a four-foot pedestal, located at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa.
"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
"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
"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