Vortex is a wonderfully unique store deep in the middle of downtown Iowa City on Washington street. Though it can be difficult to find close by parking, this store is well worth the walk you may have to travel to find it. It is full of one of a kind gifts, crystals and other "new age" items as well.
I always love walking into Vortex, I feel as if I have left my troubles outside for there is something in the design of this store that gives the visitor a calming feeling and an eagerness to FIND that which is calming as well.
I have bought many a "unique" gifts for people in my life at this store and have never heard a negative reaction t them...instead most recognize the gift as coming from Vortex and comment on "how cool the store is!"...
The next time you are in downtown Iowa City, take a walk down Washington street and visit the Vortex....but schedule plenty of time to do so, it will be something you will want to explore in depth!