Photo Contest Capture’s the Heart of American Agriculture


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Senior Variety Show August 15 and 17


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New Exhibitions at the Brunnier Art Museum for Fall 2014


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Brown Bag Lecture: “Outdoor Butterfly Walk"


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North Grand Farmers Market


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Evening Prairie Walk


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McFarland Park Evening Exploration


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welcome to iowa's absolutely fabulous city!

Whether you're in town for business, to catch a game or just a quick visit, you'll enjoy an array of options to meet your needs and expenses. During the day you can find local shopping in our downtown boutiques. Hang out in one of our 35 woodland parks. Hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails. Take a swing at one of our five different golf courses.