Things to do in Iowa City
Discover the many things to do in Iowa City including a wealth of fashionable shops, fine restaurants, nightlife hotspots, and local attractions. Our Iowa City hotel is situated in the center of downtown and directly connected to the famed Old Capitol Cultural District. Simply step outside our doors and take a stroll to top Iowa City cultural attractions, including the Museum of Art and Hancher Performing Arts Center. If you'd like to venture further, take advantage of our free shuttle service to sites such as the University of Iowa.
University of Iowa - distance: .3 miles
A school with so much pride it seeps into the whole city, University of Iowa is a must see and is located in downtown Iowa City, located adjacent to the hotel. Not only home to students, the university is an integral part of the city host to games, events, museums, and more.
Kinnick Stadium - distance: 1.2 miles
Home of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kinnick Stadium houses fans from all around the midwest. Named after 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick, the stadium has a capacity of 70,585 and ranks as one of the 20 largest college-owned stadiums in the nation.
Englert Theatre - distance: .2 miles
Presenting more than 60 performances a year seen by over 25,000 people The Englert Theater is a testament to its time. Each year the theater attracts nationally known performers such as The Second City, Greg Brown, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Eric Johnson, Leo Kottke and many more.
Iowa Children's Museum - distance: 4.9 miles
The Iowa Children's Museum is one of the most family friendly things to do in Iowa City and inspires every child to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play. With over 28,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, they provide stimulating learning experiences designed primarily for children ages birth to twelve. Children and their families are invited to play and learn in a place where all people are accepted and celebrated.
Amana Colonies - distance: 23 miles
The Amana Colonies have been a landmark on the Iowa prairie for over 150 years - reminding us of a simpler time. Historical buildings dating to the mid-1850's, made of local materials...wood, sandstone, locally fired brick and limestone. You will discover an amalgamation of architectural styles, coupling traditional German craftsmanship and the straight lines and details of Colonial America.
Hancher Auditorium - distance: .1 miles
Part of the University of Iowa, Hancher Auditorium has become the state's leading arts venue and is one the leading university-based performing arts venues in the nation. Since its debut in 1972, more than four million patrons have attended a performance at Hancher. A true gem and one of the things to do in Iowa City that is definitely worth seeing.
Coralville Lake - distance: 16.8 miles
Enjoy some family fun at Coralville Lake, with three campgrounds and over five hundred campsites for your outdoor enjoyment. Not only a great Iowa City attraction to enjoy with family and friends, Coralville Lake makes an impact on the environment by helping with flood control and low flow augmentation, fish, wildlife and forest management and water quality improvements.
Tanger Outlet Mall - distance: 26.9 miles
Tanger Outlet Mall offers over fifty-five brand name designer outlets, including Coach Factory, Fossil and Old Navy. A must see attraction in Iowa City for shopping aficionados, the outlets are located off 1-80 in Williamsburg, Iowa and only thirity minutes from Sheraton Iowa City. Shop to you drop Sunday 9 am - 6 pm and Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm.
Coral Ridge Mall - distance: 4.7 miles
More than a premier shopping center, Coral Ridge Mall is a destination. Featuring over 120 stores, a ten screen movie theater, a NHL-regulation sized ice arena, Iowa Children's Museum and a children's play area, Coral Ridge is a frequented Iowa City attraction by people of all ages. This is one of the most exciting things to do in Iowa City with unlimited possibilities.
Carver Hawkeye Arena - distance: 1.5 miles
One of the primary Iowa City attractions Carver Hawkeye Arena severs as the University of Iowa's home basketball arena. The arena opened in January 1983 and since then, over 4.8 million fans have viewed a game in the arena. The facility is also home to the champion Hawkeye wrestling team, gymnastics team and volleyball team and has been the site of numerous concerts, commencements, sports camps and other events. Next time you are in Iowa City, stop by a game cheer on the Hawkeyes!