maps & directions

From Interstate 80: Take Exit #246 (Hwy 1/Dodge St) and turn south toward Iowa City. Turn right at the first stop light, about 1/3 mile south of I-80. To the left this road is Scott Blvd, to the right it is Dubuque Rd (not to be confused with Dubuque St which has its own exit from I-80). You will be driving into a wooded area. Drive on Dubuque Rd for about 1/4 miles and take the first right that you come to. (You will pass Bristol Dr on the left before you get to Oakes. Do not turn there. It will take you back to Hwy 1/Dodge St.) This is Oakes Dr; continue below...

From downtown Iowa City: Take any convenient east-bound street between Bowery & Brown (such Bowery, Burlington, Iowa, Jefferson, or Church). Turn left onto Governor St (one-way north-bound), which will merge into Dodge St. Turn left onto Dubuque Rd, which is the first left after you pass the HyVee grocery store. (This is the other end of the Dubuque Rd horseshoe compared to that mentioned above. There is no traffic light at this end. If you miss it, turn left at the traffic light at the other end & follow the directions above.) Take the second left onto Oakes Dr (not the first left onto Oakes Dr). This is Oakes Dr; continue below...

Once on Oakes Dr: Take an immediate right turn onto Quincent St and follow Quincent to its end which is a T intersection with Bristol Dr. Turn left onto Bristol Dr. The Bloomin' Iris is on the left almost at the end of the street. It is a white brick house, #2035. Park on the street in front of our house.

Here's a map.

We have lived in Iowa City for over 30 years. If you need help getting around town, please let us know. We are happy to help. We can provide you with a map of the area if so desired.