Iowa City Tourism

Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is the only City of Literature in North America, as awarded by UNESCO in 2008. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a total population of about 67,862. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the 2015 population at 74,220, making it the fifth-largest city in the state. Iowa City is the county seat of Johnson County and home to the University of Iowa. Iowa City is adjacent to the town of Coralville and surrounds the town of University Heights, with which it forms a contiguous urban area. Iowa City is the principal city of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Johnson County and Washington County and has a population of over 164,000. Iowa City was the second capital of the Iowa Territory and the first capital city of the State of Iowa. The Old Capitol building is a National Historic Landmark in the center of the University of Iowa campus. The University of Iowa Art Museum and Plum Grove, the home of the first Governor of Iowa, are also tourist attractions. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Iowa City the second-best small metropolitan area for doing business in the United States.

Wikipedia

Formerly the capital of Iowa state, Iowa City is a college town and home of the University of Iowa. As you move around town, you will see the remnants of the time when Iowa City serve as a state capital. Some of these are in the Old Capitol district, like the Old Capitol Museum. The University of Iowa has also set up museums to educate visitors about the local history. There is also an Athletics Hall of Fame and a museum of antique cars in the university premises. Iowa City is a cultural haven; the music and arts scene here is strong. Most of the festivals like the Jazz and the Arts Festival are centred on the celebration of these cultural markers. There are plenty of film festivals that take place here too. Travel to Iowa City for a boost of culture and beauty.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Iowa City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Iowa City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Iowa City.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.15 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.57 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.15 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.77 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.23 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.23 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.62 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.62 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Iowa City is 191.65 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.26 (High)
    • Climate Index 56.76 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 29.24 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.94 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.66 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.64 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Iowa City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

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