National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

A great combination of museum displays, river history, and live fish may be found at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

State Capito

The 23-karat gold dome of the 1886-built Iowa State Capitol building rises 275 feet above the city.

Iowa State Fair

The largest agricultural fair and community celebration in Iowa, the Iowa State Fair is held annually for 10 days in the first part of August.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

In Cedar Rapids, there is a sizable institution devoted to preserving and disseminating the history and culture of the Czech and Slovak people.

Maquoketa Caves State Park

The caverns, The 50-foot-high "Natural Bridge" and the 17-ton "Balanced Rock" are the park's most notable features.

University of Iowa Campus, Iowa City

The initial capital city of the state, Iowa City, is supported by the University of Iowa, which was established in 1847.

Amana Colonies

The seven towns that make up the Amana Colonies in Eastern Iowa transport tourists into the past and away from the busy city.


Ragbrai is a week-long bike race that traverses the whole state of Iowa and is perhaps one of the most iconic activities in the state.

The Bridges of Madison County

Numerous excursions, best-selling novels, and innumerable images have all been inspired by Madison County's stunning bridges.

Des Moines Art Center

The Des Moines Art Center also has permanent collections by Georgia O'Keefe and Edward Hopper. The Des Moines Art Center doesn't charge admission.

Grotto of the Redemption

In the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City's West Bend, Iowa, there is a sacred site known as the Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption.