Introduction to North Liberty, Iowa
North Liberty, Iowa, in Johnson county, is located 7 miles NW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center) and is 203 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Iowa City metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
North Liberty History
The first settlers in North Liberty were John Gaylor and Alonzo C. Dennison in 1838. North Liberty was initially known as North Bend or Big Bottom. It was named as Squash Bend in 1857. North Liberty was incorporated in 1913. At that time it was home to about 190 residents.
North Liberty and nearby Attractions
- Penn Meadows Park
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory
- Heritage Museum of Johnson County
- Iowa Children's Museum
Things To Do In North Liberty
North Liberty residents love to visit the Curtis Hill Indian Museum as well as the Iowa Children's Museum with their kids. The Penn Meadows Park and the Lake MacBride State Park are favorite zones for the tourists as they come with recreational facilities. A major tourist attraction is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
North Liberty Transportation
The Eastern Iowa Airport is the closest airport.
North Liberty Higher Education
The residents of the city can attend various higher education institutes like University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, University of Northern Iowa, and Augustana College.