Downtown Iowa City
Downtown Iowa City is full of vibrance and energy. Steeped in rich history, its historic buildings tell the story of the city and trace back to the roots of its beginning. The 1913 Englert Theatre, named after William Englert who lived in an apartment above the theatre lobby, and the Arcade Building home of Earl Snyder's Dombey Boot Shop in 1926, testify to a history that deepens the love for this place.
Live music, festivals and events of all kinds welcome the young and old. It is a captivating place and one that is constantly improving and changing in order to create unforgettable experiences. Students, alumni, longtime residents and visitors alike all enjoy the diversity found in the local businesses and in the people. So stroll along the sidewalks and take in the sights and sounds as you engage your curiosity.