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.
While exploring Iowa, you can find attractions like the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium to enrich your knowledge; numerous state parks, like Maquoketa Caves, for an adventure; and plenty of scenic landscapes, such as the Bridges of Madison County, to inspire your more creative side. Those who visit Iowa, and those who call it home, agree that there is something special about the state that keeps people coming back.
Discover more places to visit with our list of the top attractions in Iowa.