- The list below includes 31 free or cheap things to do in or near Riverside, Iowa, including 37 different types of inexpensive activities like Festivals, History Museums, Parks and Movie Theaters.
- From Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk to Kalona Historical Village, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Riverside and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Iowa City, Coralville, West Branch and Muscatine.
Star Trek fans know Riverside Iowa as the Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk, first captain of the USS Enterprise. The Future Birthplace attraction features a scale model of the Enterprise and throws a huge annual birthday party for the fictional captain.
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Iowa's Kalona Historical Village is a model of a real 19th-century village that used to occupy the land. Visitors are invited to explore the buildings and gorgeous properties, where costumed interpreters and docents reveal fascinating facts about each area.
A great place for the family, Colonial Bowling Lanes offers entertaining bowling, golf, and more. Visitors can enjoy food and drinks at the bar, purchase gear at the pro shop, and play arcade games, darts, and more.
Marcus Theaters Sycamore 12 is a local movie theater showing the latest released films to its guests. The theater offers a number of amenities, including full stadium seating in all 12 auditoriums as well as ticket specials and promotions.
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309 S. Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52242 MoreLess Info
The University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center was built in 2010 and offers 20,000 square feet of fitness activities. Features of the center include a 52-foot climbing wall, short jogging track, 50-meter competitive pool, and a cafe.
A nonprofit organization, Iowa City's FilmScene brings a variety of culturally enriching films to the area, including classics, independent films, foreign films, and art house films. The group also hosts a variety of special events.