Corn field, Iowa
Hot air balloons, Iowa
Steel bridge in Des Moines, Iowa
The green serenity of its fields and meadows gives Iowa, whose name means "beautiful country", a rural torpor with cities that seem to be nothing more than enlarged towns. An atmosphere immortalized in Clint Eastwood's films and enhanced by the lifestyle of cities like Iowa City or Des Moines, which rival each other in terms of atmosphere with their cafés and museums.
Discover the region
The Wisconsin glaciation gave Iowa its current geology. Indeed, the extension of the ice cap has allowed the formation of the current Great Lakes. South of these huge bodies of water is a region covered with fine particles called loess, produced by glacial erosion.
Iowa is the only state bordered by two navigable rivers (the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers) and two national tourist routes (the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway and the Great River Road). In this context, it offers unusual and renowned destinations to visit, such as the birthplace of American President Herbert Hoover, the Historic Park Inn Hotel (the last hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright still standing) and the largest statue of a bull in the world.