will measure your team’s ability to work
Planners are encouraged to make the
meeting bike-friendly in Quad Cities.
According to Lynn Hunt, vice president
of sales for Visit Quad Cities, attendees
could bring their own bikes or rent them
from the Visitor Center.
“The Quad Cities offers 60-plus miles of
bike paths through our downtowns, and
you can easily cross the Mississippi River
between Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island,
Illinois,” she said.
Attendees can also form small groups
and use clues provided by Visit Quad Cities
to complete a passport through two states
and five cities for a prize.
“The clues will lead them to local flavors,
Ferris wheel rides, breweries, amazing
views of the Mississippi River, must-see
attractions and shops,” Hunt said.
In Iowa City, all within 15 miles, there
are eight public golf courses, 10 disc golf
courses, a hatchet-throwing hangout called
Hatchet Jack’s, and a ropes course built
exclusively for teambuilding.
According to Molly Shymansky, manager
of sports development for Think Iowa City,
the UI Challenge Course at the University
of Iowa could be reserved for groups who’d
like to step outside their comfort zones.
“Whether overcoming a fear of heights
or simply executing oneself physically, high
elements offer a different challenge for ev-
eryone,” she said. “While personal achieve-
ment is a large component of the course,
the group plays a critical role in supporting
its members as they work through the
Waterloo is home to four 18-hole public
golf courses, go-karts and miniature golf at
Palmer’s Family Fun, and Lost Island Wa-
terpark, which according to Beth Keeney,
marketing and communications director
for the Waterloo CVB, offers discounts for
groups of 20 or more and a separate picnic
pavilion for groups.
Group tickets are always available for local
sporting events in Cedar Rapids, which is
home to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
hockey team and the Cedar Rapids Kernels,
the AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
“Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of
the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball team,
has hosted many social and networking
events,” Stow said. “The concourse is a
perfect place for a catered dinner, and they
can even set up batting practice or a special
movie or viewing on the big screen in the
UI CHALLENGE COURSE,
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
TEAM OF DREAMS, FIELD OF DREAMS, DYERSVILLE
Share in the energy and excitement of our community as
you dine at the nationally-recognized Cobble Hill Restaurant, walk
our entertainment district, attend a Chicago concert at the riverfront
McGrath Amphitheatre and enjoy historic cultural venues!
tourismcedarrapids.com Contact Julie Stow, Director of Meetings & Conventions
319-731-4558 or Julie@tourismcedarrapids.com