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Kinnick Stadium is home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. This stadium has a capacity of 70,585, making for some exciting games.
One of the most notoriously famous bars of Iowa City, the Union Bar is located on College Street in the Downtown area. This amazing place offers the holy trifacta that makes any place pop - cool ambiance, awesome music and cheap drinks! If you're expecting a swanky shiny place, The Union Bar isn't for you. But if you can get past the loud atmosphere, the occasional booze puddle that often forms on the floors and a an overall feeling of chaos, Union Bar will be only happy to show a good time. Live music events and private parties are often hosted here. Check the website for schedule of events.
Iowa Memorial Union was built in 1924 and is an important building of the University of Iowa. This college union structure is the heart of the campus as it is always buzzing with activities. Whether it is to socialize, meet, eat, take part in student organizations or attend cultural programs, there is lots going on at this historic facility. It features meetings halls, conference rooms, a library, a lounge, studio, a chapel, music room, library room, cafe, ballroom, cafeteria and theater. It is also the base of the UI Community Credit Union, Office of Student Life and Iowa House Hotel.
The Wheelroom is one of the main entertainment venues for students of the University of Iowa. Here, you will find pool tables, gaming facilities, a bar that serves beer and an area where various cultural events take place such as concerts, plays and more. The Wheelroom is an excellent place to relax and unwind. For further details, do visit their website.
The University of Iowa believes in all round development of the students and encourages them to actively participate in various extracurricular activities. As a part of this mission, it has built sports and theater facilities for the students. E. C. Mabie Theatre is one of the on-site venues. Built in 1930, it has staged many plays and musicals. For further information, check website or call ahead.
North Presbyterian Church is one of the few pre-Civil War structures remaining in Iowa City. This majestic Romanesque building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The church hosts various events like marriages, memorials, academic lectures, religious services, dance lessons, and so on. It also holds offices and is a great tourist attraction.
Public Space One (PS1) is a not for profit community venue. It regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions, concerts, workshops, readings and movie screenings. It also has an on-site print shop called The Zenzic Press. It is run by volunteers who are musicians, writers, actors, activists and artists.
Located inside the Simpson College, Cowles Center is used for physical and athletic training facility. After its renovation in 1998, the center field house now boasts a well-maintained 169 meter race track and an indoor batting cage for sports practice. This venue hosts several inter-university and local basketball and softball tournaments where thrilled sports fans watch the finest players battling it out. So for all sports buffs, this place is worth visiting.
The Secrest Octagonal Barn is a monumental site that dates back to the 1800s era. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, this well-preserved barn welcomes visitors.
Located at the Starr's Cave Park & Preserve, Starr's Cave Nature Center is a converted barn from the 20th Century that is now used for various events. Apart from being a significant aspect of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' program on environmental education, this center is also famous for the folk music concert series it hosts. The center features provisions for outdoor activities like hiking and cross country skiing, and there are also many facilities that can be hired for private events.
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is a 60-acre sports and family recreation complex. Some of the many activities offered at the park include bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, climbing wall, batting cages, and sand volleyball. In the winter they also have skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. The complex is also available for group events such as birthday parties, corporate picnics, school field trips, and many others. Please check their website for hours and activity rates.
Iowa State Fairgrounds was originally the Charles Thornton Farmstead and has been the home of the Iowa State Fair since 1886. Spread across 435 acres (176.03 hectares), these sprawling grounds also have historic buildings and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. These include structures like the primary house and barn, the 1902 Livestock Pavilion and the 1904 Agriculture Building. Nearly more than half of the open space is used for the annual fair and the remaining is a campground. The entire area is divided into departments. It also hosts concerts, flea markets, livestock exhibitions, antiques and, auto and trade shows.