Introduction to Coralville, Iowa
Coralville, Iowa is located 2 miles W of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center) and 203 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Johnson county. The city is part of the Iowa City metro area. The population of Coralville is 15,123.
Coralville was originally the site of Edgewater Park. The city was incorporated in 1873 and was named after the fossils that exist in the limestone along the Iowa River. A Harvard University zoologist, named Louis Agassiz gave a lecture at the University of Iowa on the coral reefs of Iowa. This event encouraged the residents of the area to name the city Coralville.
Coralville and nearby Attractions
- Coral Ridge Mall
- Samuel Jordan Kirkwood State Historical Marker
- Heritage Museum of Johnson County
- Time Out
- Auburn Hills Park
Things To Do In Coralville
Coralville offers a variety of parks and playgrounds including the North Ridge Park, Central Park, and Auburn Hills Park. History lovers can visit the Heritage Museum of Johnson County. Shopping is a fun activity at the Coral Ridge Mall and the Eastdale Mall too. Visitors can also take kids to the Iowa Children's Museum for a good learning and fun experience.
The Eastern Iowa Airport is the nearest airport.
Coralville Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are offered by University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, Augustana College, and Saint Ambrose University.