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Attractions & Recreational Activities

>> See the star attraction from Coralville Lake, situated on Prairie Du Chien Road Northeast (Office), which is the Devonian Fossil Gorge that was created by the flood of 1993.


When the waters receded, this intriguing 300 million year-old fossilized Devonian ocean floor was revealed. Visitors are allowed to go down into the gorge, where they can see thousands of fossils laid out at their feet.


>> Visit Iowa Children's Museum, which can be found on Choral Ridge Avenue, with your little ones, where they can enjoy hand-on exhibits and various fun activities for kids.


>> Try out your golfing skills at the scenic 18-hole Florida-style Pleasant Valley Golf Course, located on South Gilbert Street.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Roll or Run to Reverse Rett, held in June, in Iowa City, consists of a 5k run and a 1 mile walk, and it is a popular annual sporting event of Iowa City, in which runners participate in order to help stop the devastating effects of the Rett Syndrome, a ruthless brain disorder which exclusively affects girls at a rate of 1 birth, every 5 hours.


The organizers describe the Roll or Run to Reverse Rett as a "a light at the end of the tunnel", and "by participating in our day of events, you are giving a "voice" to these silent angels and letting them know their futures do matter". People, who aren't able to make it to the event, are encouraged to make a donation by simply visiting.



The list of annual festivals and fairs that happen throughout the year, in Iowa City, includes the Riverfest, taking place in late April, on UI campus, sponsored by the University of Iowa, offering activities for the entire family, attracting people from all over the region, the Iowa Arts Festival, celebrated in the 1st weekend of June, described by people as a `multi-day celebration of the arts with music, arts and crafts and children activities`, as well as many other fun events such as the Iowa City Jazz Festival (July), the Friday Night Concert Series, happening on each Friday night, between May and September, including The Regina Fall Fun Festival, celebrated on Labor Day, taking place at Regina Catholic Education Center, on Rochester Avenue, featuring live music, plenty of food, a fun run, family games and entertaining carnival rides.



Iowa City has a thriving nightlife scene, offering its fun-loving visitors a wide list of `nightly choices`, which guarantees the fact that they won't get bored, during their stay, vacation or business trip in the city.


On the list of the most popular night spots in Iowa City, party-lovers have placed The Union, the Sports Collumn, the Airline Bar, the Atlas World Grill, and if you want to dance the night away, previous visitors recommend the Iowa Yacht Club or Studio 13.


If you're planning a more casual night out in Iowa City, The Summit is the place to be in after the sun goes down, described as a cozy university bar, perfect to hang out and have fun with friends, while enjoying a cold class of beer, or a quick bite to eat, after a hard day at work, or a long sightseeing day in Iowa City.


If you want to add darts or a game of pool to your night out in Iowa City, you should consider trying Club Car, which is a casual downtown nightspot, which attracts a more `adult` crowd, featuring a great jukebox, an extensive wine and beer list, as well as lots of dancing, fun and pizza.


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