Outdoor Activities in Iowa City

Outdoor activities in Iowa City are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Iowa City comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Iowa City and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Iowa City has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Iowa City.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Iowa City:

  1. #1 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 52 itineraries
    Devonian Fossil Gorge

    Address: 2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

    The Devonian Fossil Gorge is a fascinating archaeological wonder that reveals the remains of an ancient ocean floor dating back to nearly 375 million years ago. The fossil was created in 1993 during t...Read more

  2. #2 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 64 itineraries
    Carver Hawkeye Arena

    Tags: Sport

    Address: 1 Elliot Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

    The Carver–Hawkeye Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena that can seat 15, 400 people and is home to the basketball teams for men and women of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. The arena opened i...Read more

  3. #3 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 64 itineraries
    St Mary's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 228 E Jefferson St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA

    St Mary's Catholic Church, also referred to as St. Mary of the Visitation Church is a house of worship which along with the rectory has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Chu...Read more

  4. #4 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 12 itineraries
    Plum Grove Historical Site Image
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    Tags: Museum

    Address: 1030 Carroll St

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
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    Mahdi Nazeri

    Historic house in a historic neighborhood amazing for those who are interested. Especially beeing recieved by a friendly young lady.

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  5. #5 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 23 itineraries
    Rita's Ranch Image
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    Tags: Park

    Address: 640 S Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA

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    Danilo Jahn

    Great place to wear your dog out. I haven't had a bad encounter there. The patrons are nice. Plenty of room in the three different enclosures for your pooch to run around in. There is water at the sit...

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  6. #6 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 19 itineraries
    Devonian Fossil Gorge Image
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    Address: 2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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    Christopher HarrKuhn

    A great getaway for the whole family and educational to boot! Exposed by the floods of '93, the Devonian fossil gorge is a state treasure. It almost feels like you're stepping back in time! Make sure ...

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  7. #7 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 73 itineraries
    Kinnick Stadium

    Tags: Stadium

    Address: 825 Stadium Drive, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Kinnick Stadium, formerly referred to as Iowa Field, was opened in 1929 and can accommodate 70,585 people. It’s one of the iconic spots in Iowa City and is home to the University of Iowa Hawkeye...Read more

  8. #8 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 67 itineraries
  9. #9 of 17 Outdoors Activities in Iowa City
    - Used in 81 itineraries