Active Endeavors started in 1986 bringing the mountain influence to Iowa. Since then we have been proud to be Iowa's premier outdoor store. We carry only the best equipment and apparel from manufactures we trust. More importantly, we have enlisted an outstanding, friendly, and qualified staff. We truly believe that our people make a big difference.
Come by and see why!
- brothers Dave & Brian Nerad
ACTIVE ENDEAVORS – IOWA CITY
Founder Mark Weaver, 1986
The birth of Active Endeavors began in 1986 in a 900 square foot store on South Linn Street. Back then, we started out with one simple goal in mind: To bring the mountain culture to Iowa – and we still hold this true today. We have always strived to provide our community with the best of outdoor and casual lifestyle apparel, footwear and equipment. As we outgrew the small confines of four brick walls and a single floor, we relocated in 1988 Active Endeavors to the current 5 floor – 8,000 square foot location at 138 South Clinton Street that you see today. Even though we grew in square footage, we still strive to provide the same devotion to both the customer experience and quality-made products. A new face and more space meant that we could offer the latest and most up to date products available as they changed and evolved in material, technology and fashion. Over the years we have expanded our lines in all categories to continually enhance your outdoor experience.
Active Endeavors, 1986
We are dedicated to finding the newest and best products available from innovative reliable companies. Furthermore, we are committed to offering unique brands that consistently provide quality outdoor wear and products that are dedicated to sustainability, innovation, and the ultimate performance. Whether you have a simple question or need to be outfitted for an adventure trip, we can help.
Former owners, Mark & Eadie Weaver
We strive to hire only the hardest-working, well-trained and knowledgeable staff to assist you with any and all your endeavors. We will go out of our way to find that perfect jacket, custom fit your shoes or even order your favorite color – and we pledge to continue that personal customer service well into the future. We thank you, our valued customer, for your continued support over the last 30 years and look forward to serving you and all your endeavors.