Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood.
Iowa is the 26th most extensive in total area and the 31st most populous of the 50 U.S. states, with a population of 3,190,369,according to the 2020 census. The state’s capital, most populous city, and largest metropolitan area fully located within the state is Des Moines. A portion of the larger Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan area extends into three counties of southwest Iowa. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest U.S. states in which to live.
Capital: Des Moines, IA
Population: 3,190,369 (2020)
Official Website: https://www.iowa.gov/
Tourist Attractions for Iowa:
Iowa has many things to be proud of. It is the nation’s top corn producer but is probably best known for its distinct Midwestern charm. From the state capital of Des Moines to the second largest city, Cedar Rapids, Iowa welcomes visitors.
- National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
- National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library
- State Capitol
- Maquoketa Caves State Park
- Amana Colonies
- The Bridges of Madison County
- Des Moines Art Center
- Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
- American Gothic House
- Field of Dreams Movie Site
- Grotto of the Redemption