10 Best Things To Do in Iowa

The state of Iowa has spectacular places to visit and is the ice-cream capital of the world. This land of ice-cream binds the flavors of Czech, German and Dutch heritage. Nature forged this land with mighty Mississippi in one backyard and hills in the other.
The land of Mississippi River is a perfect vacation spot. You can enjoy its climate and culture. Iowa has large cornfields, hence the name "corn land/farmland.” This agricultural state has greenery with forests, lakes, and vegetation, museums, parks and historic places. It really stands out. If you want to have fresh and new experience, then visit Iowa.
The Iowa State: what can you do and visit?
Here, we present 10 best things to do in state of Iowa (or if you prefer The Hawkeye State):

1: Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Phil Roeder

The park is in the capital city of Des Moines and named after John and Mary Pappajohn. His wife contributed the 24 sculptures valued at some $40 million to the community. "Nomade” by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa is a 27-foot-tall hollow human form made of a latticework of white steel letters which is one of the main attractions in recent years. It has themed areas and attractions like Alpine Village/Bavaria (German theme). The Boulevard (Giant sky wheel), and County Fair (rural-themed area). The Space Shot Midway, River City, and Iowa farm. This is a place where one kisses fear, excitement, and happiness.

Address: 1330 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

2: Adventureland Park

Adventureland Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Daniel McDermott

This is in Altoona. It is a family-owned amusement park which features family rides, roller coasters, and water rides. It has themed areas and attractions like Alpine Village/Bavaria (German theme). The Boulevard (Giant sky wheel) and County Fair (rural-themed area).The Space Shot Midway, River City, and Iowa farm. This is a place where one kisses fear, excitement, and happiness.

Address: 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009

3: Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/Dirk Hansen

This green space resides at 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque and has the largest volunteers in the United States. (300 community) and is a popular spot for outdoor weddings. During the summer, it is a venue for musical entertainment. It has lots of annual, perennial garden, and English knot garden. It also has herb garden and all American test gardens.
The Japanese garden is designed by Hoi chi Kurisu, and Rose Gardens. The garden claims to be the largest public Hosta garden in the United States. It has 13,000 plants classified in over 700 varieties.

Address: 3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001

4: National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/ArtisticAbode

Established in 1974, at Cedar Rapids. Czech Americans founded the Czech Fine Arts Foundation so they could preserve their heritage and culture. It led to the creation of the museum. The museum gained the name after contributions from Czech and Slovak Americans.

Address: 1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Website: www.ncsml.org

5: Trinity Heights Queen of Peace

Trinity Heights Queen of Peace

Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa is a sacred destination. It features the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace Statue. It is an impressive 30-foot stainless steel sculpture which is pointing at Sacred Heart of Jesus (33-foot statue). It is a peaceful place and great area to enjoy the scenery. Trinity heights feature impressive 22-foot-long wood sculpture of the life-size Last Supper. It is one of only three in-the-round design wood sculptures in the world.

Address: 2511 33rd St, Sioux City, IA 51108

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