10 Best Things To Do in Iowa

6: Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Scott McLeod

This is in the south of Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. It is a public garden owned by Iowa state university which features various facilities like Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing (230 m2), an indoor tropical garden of exotic butterflies from six continents. The Conservatory Complex (seasonal plant display), Helen Latch Jones rose gardens, Evelyn temple maze garden and much more.

Address: 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011

7: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/John McManaman

Bill Moon founded Iowa 80 Truckstop. There are over 100 antique trucks in the collection with 60 of them on display in the museum. It also has 304 original petrol signs and 24 vintage gas pumps. Iowa 80 is the world's largest truck stop.

Address: 505 Sterling Dr, Walcott, IA 52773

8: Villisca Axe Murder House

Villisca Axe Murder House
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Jennifer Kirkland

This is a most iconic and horrifying place to visit and the chances are that you will visit again. The story roles back to the murder of a family and guest in the small mid-western town of Villisca, Iowa. It triggered terrible consequences in the community after the murder. It remains an unsolved mystery and a hotspot of paranormal activity.

Address: 508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864

9: Des Moines' Downtown Farmers’ Market

Des Moines' Downtown Farmers’ Market
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Phil Roeder

A great place to enjoy food, pleasant music, and floral arrangements. It supports more than 300 entrepreneurs from 58 Iowa counties. This festival hosts musicians and balloon artists. Moreover, you will find belly dancers located at various points along the way. People feast on the orchestra of food and music. This place induces a positive vibe which every visitor loves to experience.

Address: Capital Square, 400 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

10: Figge Art Museum

Figge Art Museum

This is an art museum in Davenport, Iowa which serves as the major art museum in the eastern Iowa and western Illinois region. The museum has a collection of 4,000 works of art ranging from 16th century to present. It is best known for the collection of Colonial Mexican, Haitian and Midwestern art. It has interesting exhibits of "Messages in the Bottles" display of bottles. Chad Percale’s cleanup crew found it in the Mississippi River. The restaurant area has a wonderful view of Davenport's riverfront. It looks like a great stop for lunch.

Address: 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801

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