The University of Iowa is the flagship public research university in Iowa and is considered to have high research activity. The campus is situated on the Iowa River and near downtown Iowa City, close to it all.
- Make sure to visit the Pentacrest, the old Capitol building, surrounded by four university buildings, is a central hub for students.
- Iowa’s athletic teams, named the Hawkeyes, compete in Division 1 of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference.
- The Hawkeye’s greatest rivals are the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Game day is always exciting on Iowa’s campus, join in the excitement and take part in Iowa’s favorite traditions:
Touch the statue of Nile Kinnick. On your way to the stadium, make sure to touch the statue of Nile Kinnick, a football hero to the University, to ensure good luck for the Hawkeyes.
Stop by the Magic Bus. Operated by the Iowa City Rugby Football Club, this tailgating destination is arguably the number one spot to visit on game day.
Take part in the Victory Polka. Following games ending in victory, join Hawkeye fans in the victory polka celebration.
Hawkeye 2017 Football Schedule
Sept. 2: Wyoming
Sept. 9: at Iowa State
Sept. 16: North Texas
Sept. 23: Penn State
Sept. 30: at Michigan State
Oct. 7: Illinois
Oct. 21: at Northwestern
Oct 28: Minnesota
Nov. 4: Ohio State
Nov. 11: at Wisconsin
Nov. 18: Purdue
Nov. 24: at Nebraska
*Bold denotes home game
Eat Like A Local
Whether you are craving pub fare or seeking more upscale dining, Iowa City will not disappoint. Head downtown and find yourself with an abundance of cuisine options. Check out these local favorites or seek out your own.
Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro
Sample an array of wines or simply sip your favorite, Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro is sure to have any variety you crave. Explore the small plates menu to find the perfect pair for your wine or craft beer.
Clinton Street Social Club
Step into Iowa City’s cherished gastropub and experience the Prohibition-era speakeasy feel. Enjoy unbeatable views of the Pentacrest to pair with Social Club’s libations and bites.
Hamburg Inn No. 2
This old-fashioned diner has been serving up nostalgic home-style favorites for over 80 years. Get there early to grab a bite of their hearty breakfasts.
Atlas Restaurant and Bar
This award-winning Iowa City restaurant is sure to please with a menu focused on fresh, local ingredients, and refined dishes.
Her Soup Kitchen
Serving sandwiches, soup, and salads, Her Soup Kitchen prides itself on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to grab a seat early as they are only open for lunch and the place fills up fast.
Hawkeye Friends & Family
We invite you to enjoy our exclusive Hawkeye Friends & Family rate for your upcoming trip to Iowa City.
- Rates from $124 per night
- Complimentary High Speed Internet access
Book online, or call 866-716-8134 and ask for rate plan HAWKEYE.
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