Hilly plains with rural charm characterize Iowa, the state
between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The Missouri and
Mississippi Rivers border the US state of Iowa to the west and
east. Hilly plains, which are mainly used for agriculture,
characterize the state in the Midwest of the USA.
soybeans and potatoes are grown here, which gives the name Corn
State. Named after the tribe of the Iowa Indians, it bears the
nickname Hawkeye State in tribute to the chief Black Hawk. Des
Moines has been the federal capital since 1857.
Especially the larger cities in Iowa have numerous
attractions. In Des Moines, the gilded dome of the State Capitol
offers an impressive sight. Art lovers will find what they are
looking for in the Des Moines Art Center. The suburb of
Urbandale brings the agricultural life of the past centuries to
life in the open-air museum Living History Farms. Dubuque is
located on the American Mississippi. Numerous 19th-century
buildings such as the County Courthouse shape the image of the
The Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa is an
archaeological reserve and memorial in one. Discover the
so-called mounds, man-made hills that once served as funeral and
cult buildings. The Amana Colonies are the legacy of Pietist
immigrants from Germany and are best known for their
handicrafts. A rural idyll characterizes these settlements,
which were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1965. In
the west of the state, the lakes of the Iowa Great Lakes are
popular terrain for anglers. With the Grotto of the Redemption
cave system, West Bend houses the largest grotto in the world,
which is decorated with scenes from the life of Jesus.
Travel tips and best travel time
Iowa is characterized by the continental climate typical of the
Midwest with extremes in cold and warmth. Summers are
characterized by high humidity. A vacation is therefore
particularly recommended in spring and autumn.
Traveling from Europe is possible at several airports,
including the Des Moines International Airport. The Central
Standard Time there has a time difference of minus seven hours
compared to Central European Time.
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