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Encounter a world of German heritage in this communal-living colony located 25 miles northwest of the hotel. Enjoy handmade treats, wines, and beers, explore German arts and culture, stroll the 26,000 scenic acres, or stop by for annual festivals.
Devonian Fossil Gorge
Step back in time to explore Iowa’s prehistoric and geologic past. Walk along the unearthed ocean floor dating nearly 200 million years back to see fossils and limestone bedrock at this Coralville Lake gorge located within 20 minutes of the hotel.
Coral Ridge Mall
Shop more than a hundred stores at this mall and entertainment destination that’s home to a movie theater and special events, including workshops and seasonal sales. Grab a bite or seat at the bar at more than a dozen dining outlets.
Located just two blocks from the hotel, this bustling district is home to museums, theaters, concert venues, galleries, and public art in the Creative Corridor, plus dozens of retail stores, entertainment, and food and drink destinations.
Local Food + Drink
Clinton Street Social Club
Walk ten minutes to this 1920s-style speakeasy and gastropub that acts as a jazz club and intimate music venue. Choose selections from artisanal crafted cocktails, local brews, and an extensive whiskey list.
Stop by this college-themed haunt for comfort pub fare, drinks, and what’s been called the best pizza in Iowa City. Catch a football or college sports game on one of the many screens or catch up over local brews in the cozy bar space.
Iowa Chop House
Feast on succulent steakhouse fare at this popular chop house restaurant and tap room, complete with hearty farm-to-table menus. Try a flight or order up a pint of local brews, with more than 20 on-tap, crafted in and near Iowa City.
Walk five minutes to this local-favorite Southwestern / Mexican restaurant and bar featuring a zesty Tex-Mex menu crafted with local ingredients. Stop by for daily happy hour specials, a late-night menu, and Friday night karaoke.
Sports + Entertainment
Home to University of Iowa basketball, volleyball, and wrestling, this arena is also an entertainment destination for concerts and family events. Catch a game, show, or performance just ten minutes from the hotel.
Prospect Meadows Sport Complex
The region’s newest recreation facility, this complex in nearby Marion boasts several fields, featuring both natural and artificial grass for youth and amateur baseball leagues, along with a rubber field and league for children with disabilities.
Campus Recreation & Wellness Center
Get in a workout at the sprawling 20,000-square-foot fitness and recreation facility located on the U of Iowa campus, a five-minute drive from the hotel, featuring an Olympic-size pool, climbing wall, and more than 200 pieces of exercise equipment.
Iowa Soccer Complex
Get in the game at this soccer field and home of youth and adult leagues located a ten-minute drive from the hotel. Join a seasonal league, watch an amateur match, or learn soccer skills in a clinic or workshop for kids and adults.