Hawkeyes prove there is more to the state than corn
Posted: Thursday September 29, 2005 3:46PM; Updated: Thursday September 29, 2005 5:09PM
MUST-EAT: Baldy's Wraps is worth the student-heavy lunchtime lines that run out the door and offers a 10% discount for the folicly challenged.
DOSE OF CULTURE: The UI Museum of Natural History is the oldest of its kind west of the Mississippi.
RULE #57: Drinking's strictly 21 and over, but getting into a bar is child's play. You only have to be 19.
MUSIC MUST-STOP: Monday Night Blues Jam at the Green Room draws aspiring jamsters and opportunistic drinkers. (Think 75-cent taps.)
GETTING AROUND: Campus lugs students and fans around the sprawling campus. On football game days, buses make pick-ups at most tailgating areas and drop off at Kinnick Stadium, about a 15-minute walk from downtown.
TICKET MASTER: Hawkeyereport.com offers a football message board where tickets can be found, often for face value.
ONLY AT IOWA: Anything goes at an Iowa football tailgate. The Ski Club dispenses tequila with a fire extinguisher-style sprayer and there's a "Magic Bus," owned by the Rugby team, with a roof deck that doubles as a stage for bands.
POSTGAME: Rowdy revelers generally populate the Pedestrian Mall (if you're looking, ask for the "Ped Mall") well into the night. Bar-wise, 3rd Base on the mall is a popular Hawkeye athlete spot.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Michigan at UI, Oct. 22. Big Ten Field Hockey Championships, Nov. 4--6.