|After parking the camper in Kellogg, Iowa (near a sign that said "camp here"), we headed east to Iowa City to visit the University of Iowa.
UI is a huge campus that the Iowa rivers cuts in half. The campus is very nice with some awesome buildings (including the John Papajohn Business Administration building). The students were just coming into town and fraternity parties were in full swing. You could feel the excitement of a new school year in the air.
We drove by Kinnick Field where the Hawkeyes play. The stadium holds a paltry 70,000 fans (compared to SEC football fields - that's nothing!). And we stopped by the Memorial Student Union. UI has about 30,000 students, of which 9% are non-white(they are apparently very proud of their diversity), all Iowa students who finish in the top 50% of their class are guaranteed entrance into UI, and the tuition is about $6,700 a year.
Some of the university is actually housed in the former capital buildings (Iowa City was the former capital of Iowa).