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A little about Iowa City

Iowa City has quite a history from serving as the first territorial capital to becoming the home of Iowa University. Today Iowa City is a mix of the old and the new, from its historic downtown to becoming home of world class medical and literary accomplishment.

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The history of Iowa City

Iowa City was created by an act of Legislative Assembly of the Iowa Territory on January 21, 1839, fulfilling the desire of Governor Robert Lucas to move the capital out of Burlington and closer to the center of the territory. Founded in 1847, today's University of Iowa is recognized as one of the nation's top public universities, offering more than 100 areas of study for its 29,000 students. The institution's Writers' Workshop is internationally acclaimed, having fostered the creative talents of Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Jane Smiley, and Kurt Vonnegut.

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325 E Washington St #100
Iowa City, Iowa

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Businesses in Iowa City, Iowa

Here is a collection of downtown Iowa City, Iowa businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Bodkin Bryk Fine Art


Specializing in Realism andPhotorealism


Hands Jewelers


For over 150 years


The Bostick House & University Guest Houses


A collection of historic homes


The Englert Theatre

Museums / Attractions

A historic theater venue


Atlas Iowa City


Serving high quality eclectic American food


Bo James


Crazy about our BIG BEERS


Brother's Bar & Grill


A fun place to be


Iowa Chop House


Rustic, farm-to-table style restaurant


Iowa City Yacht Club


Grilled Cheese & Live Music!


Joseph's Steakhouse


Serves only Certified Angus Beef and sushi grade seafood


The Bluebird Diner


Serving midwestern soulfood since 2008!


Buzz Salon


Style-savvy staff. First-class products.


Hothouse Yoga


Hot House Yoga is a hatha based system


Active Endeavors


Iowa City's premier outdoor store




Art, architecture and design converge


Austin Burke Clothiers


Fashion and quality oriented men's clothing store


Beadology Iowa


The area's largest selection of beads and supplies


Catherine's Boutique


The cutest store on the planet.


Haunted Bookshop


An Iowa City destination for 36 years


Om Gifts for Body & Soul


A unique and extensive selection of items