Niabi Zoo, located in Coal Valley, IL, is only a short one-hour drive from Iowa City. My family adores this zoo and makes a trip at least once a year. I think this is the perfect size zoo for...
If you’re new to the area, I humbly suggest you locate the library first. Because once you’ve found the library, you have a gateway to everything else—not only books for the whole family, but also free WiFi; computer, printer,...
Celebrate the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks in the Iowa City area and surrounding communities. Grab a blanket and some chairs, pack up the bug spray and your family, and get ready to say, "oooh . . . ...
Do you feel it?? The days are getting longer and the sunshine warms your skin. Do you hear it?? Kids are giggling and shouting as they play outside in the yard. Do you smell it?? Fresh cut grass and something delicious cooking on...
Summer is the best in Iowa City. From a ton of free events —think movies, music, and festivals — to sweet ice cream treats, and many, many swim and splash options, we’ve compiled the best events, activities, and resources...
Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach! Even though Iowa is far from the ocean, there are many great beaches available in our landlocked state. Some of them are right here in our own backyard! Check out...
Summer is here! Pack your swim bag and take your kids to a local pool or splash pad and let them burn off all of their energy! Check out some of the pool and splash pads in the Iowa...
Iowa City is the best in the summertime. We are so lucky to live in a community where we can delight in outdoor festivals, concerts, movies, and more. Get your calendar out (physical or digital) and start marking the...
Nothing says summer like sticky fingers and discarded ice cream cups! Grab the wet wipes and head out for a frozen treat! Enjoy the many ice cream and frozen yogurt offerings in the Iowa City area. Ice Cream and Frozen...
Spring has spring — sort of. In the next few weeks, it should start to feel more springy in the midwest and with it comes plenty of opportunities to gather with friends and family to celebrate the spring season,...

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