Eastern Hawkeye City Guides


Washington, D.C.

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Total Iowa Alumni and Friends

2,773

D.C. Metro Area

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Iowa Alumni Network

Iowa Clubs connect Hawkeyes in more than 60 cities across the country and around the world. Wear your black and gold proudly as you cheer on the Hawkeyes, attend networking and cultural events, and raise scholarship funds for Iowa students from the D.C. area. Members routinely welcome Hawkeye student interns who are matched with local alumni to answer questions, network, and serve as mentors. Capital Area club members also greet Iowa veterans at the World War II Monument as part of Honor Flight visits each spring and fall.

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Game Watch Locations

Alumni, fans, and friends in the Washinton, D.C., area gather regularly at local establishments to cheer on their beloved Hawkeyes. Check out the D.C. list of game watch locations.

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Alumni-Owned Businesses

Do you know of an alumni-owned business in the D.C. metro area? Let us know!.

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Must-See Attractions

Offers tours, lectures, and concerts in its historic Jefferson Building.

Book a reservation for a guided 1.5-mile walking tour that highlights the various branches of national defense.

Once lead by former University of Iowa president David Skorton, it features 19 museums (including a zoo), a vast art collection, and pop culture exhibits.

D.C.'s majestic gothic church is known for its stone gargoyles, stained-glass windows, and tower views.

Catch a professional baseball game while enjoying stunning views of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument. You won't want to miss the famous Presidents Race that occurs during the fourth inning.

Watch the Washington NFL team play football.

Professional hockey fans will enjoy a Washington Capitals game.


Travel tip: Washington, D.C., is a city of museums, monuments, and history. It also features delicious food and many cultural sites—and is home to people from around the world. Be sure to wear your Hawkeye gear— you can expect to hear a "Go Hawks!"

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Off the Beaten Path

Also known as the Brewmaster's Castle, this is a grand 31-room Bavarian palace built in the 1890s with marble stairways and 15 fireplaces.

Located outside of the National Academy of Sciences building, the 12 feet-tall figure of Einstein also includes a star map at the base of the statue.

For history (and maybe movie) buffs, this memorial is in Washington Channel Park in the Southwest Waterfront. It honors the men who died during the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

Thomas Wickham Jr. (90BA, 94JD), a University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award winner, served as parliamentarian for the U.S. House of Representatives from 2012 to 2020.

New York City

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Total Iowa Alumni and Friends

7,020

New York Metro Area

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Iowa Alumni Network

Iowa Clubs connect Hawkeyes in more than 60 cities across the country and around the world. Wear your black and gold proudly as you cheer on the Hawkeyes, attend networking and cultural events, and raise scholarship funds for Iowa students from the New York area.

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Game Watch Locations

Alumni, fans, and friends in the New York area gather regularly at local establishments to cheer on their beloved Hawkeyes. Check out the list of game watch locations in the Big Apple.

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Alumni-Owned Businesses

Do you know of an alumni-owned business in the New York metro area? Let us know!.

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Must-See Attractions

Pay remembrance to the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The memorial is located on eight acres of the 16-acre World Trace Center complex.

Catch a live show by some of the most talented performers in the world. The Broadway district is made up of more than 40 historic theatres, mostly featuring musical performances.

The largest public park in Manhattan features an oasis of green space in a sea of cityscape.

A delicious (and famous) dining experience located in the heart of Central Park.

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Off the Beaten Path

Enjoy this beautiful public park that was built on elevated rail lines in the city.

Climb 154 interconnected flights of stairs that offer beautiful views of the city, river, and more.

Sip a cocktail in between walking at Eataly's rooftop bar SERRA by Birreria

Located in Fort Tryon Park, the museum showcases medieval art displays.

Order the cookies. Yum!

Grab a cocktail and enjoy one of the largest outdoor drinking venues in the city.

Returning to Broadway! Iowa native Meredith Willson wrote this famous musical and the Iowa Fight Song.

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