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Guidebook for West Branch

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Guidebook for West Branch

Food Scene
Great little place, open til 2 pm, supports local food farmers with great breakfasts and hearty sandwiches for lunch.
Reid's Beans
106 E Main St
Great little place, open til 2 pm, supports local food farmers with great breakfasts and hearty sandwiches for lunch.
This is where the locals hang. C'mon down and make yourself at home. Bar and Pizza Place.
Herb N' Lou's Pizza
105 N Downey St
This is where the locals hang. C'mon down and make yourself at home. Bar and Pizza Place.
The Mill is an Iowa City icon. The food for lunch or supper is much better than it's ever been - no longer the dive joint it once was that way, but still has the wonderful ambiance of a late night music scene, which it hosts frequently and a full bar that now features lots of local beers.
The Mill Restaurant
120 East Burlington Street
The Mill is an Iowa City icon. The food for lunch or supper is much better than it's ever been - no longer the dive joint it once was that way, but still has the wonderful ambiance of a late night music scene, which it hosts frequently and a full bar that now features lots of local beers.
Great ice cream, fried food and pie - all kinds of decadence - and owned by a local couple who loves their small town. Support local!
Main Street Sweets
Great ice cream, fried food and pie - all kinds of decadence - and owned by a local couple who loves their small town. Support local!
Great for breakfast and for some of the best burgers around!
Tipton Family Restaurant
101 E 4th St
Great for breakfast and for some of the best burgers around!
Surprisingly good Mexican food for the middle of Iowa! Great variety. Locals love it.
Mexico Lindo Grill & Cantina
315 E Main St
Surprisingly good Mexican food for the middle of Iowa! Great variety. Locals love it.
Drinks & Nightlife
A nice local comfortable space, fireplace, live music on occasion that's quite good. Clean, newer but with a Quaker style meeting room near the back and balcony seating.
Brick Arch Winery
116 W Main St
A nice local comfortable space, fireplace, live music on occasion that's quite good. Clean, newer but with a Quaker style meeting room near the back and balcony seating.
Sightseeing
Hoover is the only president from Iowa. The museum often has interesting displays.
Hoover Presidential Foundation
302 Parkside Dr
Hoover is the only president from Iowa. The museum often has interesting displays.
Walk along the Mississippi River, watch the lock and dam operate for the giant tug boats and barges going through. Lots of restaurants and parks along the way.
Mississippi River Visitor Center
328 Rodman Ave
Walk along the Mississippi River, watch the lock and dam operate for the giant tug boats and barges going through. Lots of restaurants and parks along the way.
Original capitol of Iowa, renovated. Visit while walking downtown Iowa City and learn more about Iowa's early European settlers.
Old Capitol Museum
21 North Clinton Street
Original capitol of Iowa, renovated. Visit while walking downtown Iowa City and learn more about Iowa's early European settlers.
Everything Else
A river runs through this beautiful 1850s campus that was Iowa's first capitol. Walk from one side to the other across a choice of bridges, to the University Medical Center, Law School and Nursing School. Work out in one of the rec facilities for only $8 per day.
The University of Iowa
A river runs through this beautiful 1850s campus that was Iowa's first capitol. Walk from one side to the other across a choice of bridges, to the University Medical Center, Law School and Nursing School. Work out in one of the rec facilities for only $8 per day.
Parks & Nature
One of the most dramatic landscapes of Iowa - a towering karst backbone jutting out over a meandering river and fields.
Backbone State Park
1347 129th St
One of the most dramatic landscapes of Iowa - a towering karst backbone jutting out over a meandering river and fields.
Arts & Culture
Wonderfully renovated nonprofit entertainment venue in downtown Iowa City that hosts national and local acts
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Englert Civic Theatre
221 East Washington Street
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Wonderfully renovated nonprofit entertainment venue in downtown Iowa City that hosts national and local acts
Shopping
One of the last remaining independent bookstores in America. Enjoy the cafe upstairs. Check their calendar for readings!
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Prairie Lights Books & Cafe
15 South Dubuque Street
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One of the last remaining independent bookstores in America. Enjoy the cafe upstairs. Check their calendar for readings!
If you love making beaded jewelry or would like to learn, this is the place to go. Karen and her staff will take care of you. Relaxed store full of an amazing array of beads plus classroom.
Beadology Iowa
220 East Washington Street
If you love making beaded jewelry or would like to learn, this is the place to go. Karen and her staff will take care of you. Relaxed store full of an amazing array of beads plus classroom.