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

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Visit the museum and resting place of Herbert Hoover where archives of written records, photo galleries, and rotating exhibits illuminate the life of America’s 31st president. Facilities include a conference room, auditorium, and library.

Old Capitol Museum

Once the home of Iowa’s government, this architectural marvel turned museum at the University of Iowa offers exhibits and galleries highlighting the humanities and the arts. Tour the iconic building located within walking distance 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.

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

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Stop by this award-winning brewery for inventive IPAs, an outdoor beer garden, and a tasty pub menu. Compete in bar and patio games including ping pong and bocce ball or enjoy live music and special events on the taproom stage.

Hancher Auditorium

Check out Broadway productions, plays, performances, and concerts at this theater at the University of Iowa. In addition to a full calendar, the theater hosts seasonal events designed to stimulate conversations and education about the arts.

Englert Civic Theatre

Catch a performance at this historic vaudeville-era theater that’s been preserved and stands as the oldest in Iowa City. In addition to hosting plays, lectures, film screenings, and concerts, the theater plays a vital role in community projects.