Welcome to Iowa City

The school's writing programs are renowned, and Iowa City was named a Unesco City of Literature in 2008. For a sharp parody of the town and school, read Jane Smiley's Moo. If you have time, the University of Iowa has good art and natural-history museums.

Note that neighboring Coralville is everything that Iowa City is not: over-run with chains and strip malls.

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