12 Best Tourist Attractions in Iowa USA

12 Best Tourist Attractions in Iowa USA

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3 Popular Attractions In Iowa

  • Blank Park Zoo: Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Iowa Facts:

    • The state’s smallest city park is situated in the middle of the road in Hiteman.
    • Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
    • Iowa’s only fire tower is situated in Yellow River State Forest.
    • Hogs outnumber people 4 to 1.
    State of Iowa


    Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.
    Anthem:The Song of Iowa

    Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted

    Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted
    Country United States
    Before statehood American Indians of Iowa
    Iowa Territory
    Admitted to the Union December 28, 1846 (29th)

    (and largest city)

    Des Moines
    Largest metro and urban areas Des Moines[a]

    Governor Kim Reynolds (R)
    Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg (R)
    Legislature Iowa General Assembly
    Upper house Senate
    Lower house House of Representatives
    Judiciary Iowa Supreme Court
    U.S. senators Chuck Grassley (R)
    Joni Ernst (R)
    U.S. House delegation 1: Ashley Hinson (R)
    2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
    3: Cindy Axne (D)
    4: Randy Feenstra (R) (list)

    •Total 55,857.1sqmi (144,669.2km2)
    •Rank 26th

    •Length 310mi (499km)
    •Width 240mi (322km)

    1,100ft (340m)

    1,671ft (509m)

    480ft (146m)

    •Total 3,190,369[5]
    •Rank 31st
    •Density 57.1/sqmi (22.0/km2)
    •Rank 36th
    Median household income

    •Income rank

    Demonym(s) Iowan

    Official language English
    Time zone UTC−06:00 (Central)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
    USPS abbreviation
    ISO 3166 code US-IA
    Latitude 40° 23′ N to 43° 30′ N
    Longitude 90° 8′ W to 96° 38′ W
    Website www.iowa.gov


    Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 U.S states. Its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.

    5 thoughts on “12 Best Tourist Attractions in Iowa USA

    1. We are planning a trip through Iowa this summer. Lots of great places to check out, thanks for the ideas! We are definitely going to stop at the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend Iowa. I'm surprised it didn't make your list. Iowa is beautiful! We lived in Des Moines for two years in the 70's and loved it there. We're now retired and taking our time traveling in our motorhome.

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