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Location:  Iowa City, IA
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A UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City has capitalized on its relationship with the University of Iowa to become a small but robust cultural center in the American heartland. The Literary Walk showcases bronze relief panels attributing quotes to various authors who have participated in the city's thriving writer's community, forming a trail through the Downtown District that brings visitors in contact with a wide variety of Revival architectural styles. These long used but expertly preserved buildings embrace visitors in the comforting and homey atmosphere the Midwest is famous for. The literary tour is capped off with a visit of the Dey House, reputedly the result of a faculty revolt whereby the University’s writers in residence let off competing for space with the English Department by reconverting a commercial house to fulfill their productive academic needs. Sightseeing can incorporate other themes and interests: Kinnick Stadium, with a statue of Big Ten legend Miles Kinnick overlooking the entrance, is one of the largest continually operated outdoor sports venues in university athletics. The Amana Colonies feature topography unique to turn of the century German migrants who maintained a self-sufficient community that resisted the broader industrializing influences of 1930s America. Hamburg Inn. 2 has been long been a destination for future presidential candidates, visits attested by the new reels lining the interior.  Though lacking in the obvious attractions of larger international cities, Iowa City draws on its roots to create a regionally competitive cityscape, rich in historic and visual detail.