Area Attractions

A bustling college town anchored by the University of Iowa, downtown Iowa City offers plenty of things to do, many within walking distance of our hotel. Cheer on college football at Kinnick Stadium, basketball at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, or stroll through Pedestrian Mall for shopping, dining, the arts, and entertainment. 

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown

255 E Court St.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52240

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Local Attractions

Amana Colonies

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.

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.

Pedestrian Mall

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

The Airliner

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.

Sports + Entertainment

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.