Located in Johnson County, Coralville is a suburb of Iowa City and started its development after what was then the largest dam in along the Iowa River was constructed and the mills started using the power generated by the dam. The town got its name Coralville shortly after a Harvard Zoologist spoke at the University of Iowa and reference the 'Coral Reefs of Iowa City' and was impressed by the amounts of fossilzed coral in the limestone around the Iowa River.
Today Coralville is home to Coral Ridge Mall that was built in 1998 and is the largest shopping center in the state. The mall sits at the end of the Highway 6 also known as the 'strip' at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highways 6 and 965. Coralvilles' population reached almost 19,000 in the 2010 Census and was named one of the Top 50 fastest growing cities in Iowa.
The name 'Coralville' arises from the fossils that are found in the limestone on the Iowa River.
Main Event or Festival
4th Fest, BrrrFest
Iowa River Landing Wetlands Park, Iowa Firefighters Memorial, Central Park, Community Garden, Coral Ridge Mall