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Find Iowa Travel and Tourist Information with links
to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors
Iowa is also known as the Hawkeye State, as a tribute to
leader Chief Black Hawk.
The state capital of Iowa is Des Moines.
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Fort Des Moines was built at the junction of the Raccoon and Des
Moines rivers by the federal government in 1843.
Two years later the area around the fort was opened to settlers. The
towns of East Des Moines and Fort Des Moines were merged as Des Moines in 1857, when the
state capital was moved here from Iowa City.
Des Moines is more than thick pork cuts, it is also a major insurance
centre; trailing only London and Hartford.
The Amana Trail, off U.S. 151 north-west of Iowa City, takes you
through the Amana colonies. The communal lifestyle has sold out to capitalism, but some of
the smaller colonies are still interesting.
Travel Iowa :
Iowa sightseeing ranges from historic frontier forts to culturally rich cities, and
authentic American farms to Old World charm in places such as Pella and the Amana
Iowa is named after the Iowa River, in turn a reference to the
States neighbouring Iowa are: Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.
Iowa State Fair:
Iowas largest tourism attraction, the Iowa State Fair inspired the original novel,
three motion pictures, plus Rodgers and Hammersteins Broadway musical all named
State Fair. Held every August, when some of the country's biggest pork chops come under
The state capital, until 1857, Iowa City is Iowa's university city
and a place of liberalism in a conservative state.
Iowa City is sometimes referred to as the 'all-American town'.
Summer of the Arts:
Find information about the Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Friday Night
Concert Series, and The Saturday Night Free Movie Series; four great Iowa City traditions
that enjoyed their first season together in the summer of 2006, under a new organization
called Summer of the Arts.
City Hotel: Iowa City, Iowa.
210 South Dubuque Street.
|The Sheraton Iowa City
Hotel is located in the heart of Iowa City.
Take in an afternoon at one of the sidewalk
cafes nearby, and sample the citys attractions, boutique shops, gourmet dining, and
lively performing arts.
Hotel amenities include a bar and grill, indoor pool, whirlpool, and 24-hour fitness
Each guest room is equipped with high-speed Internet access, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper
Beds, cable televisions, desks, hairdryers, iron/ironing board, newspapers, refrigerators,
and telephones with voice mail.
Effigy Mounds National Monument and the picturesque region of Lake
Okoboji and Spirit Lake in the north-west are among the most popular attractions in Iowa.
The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, at West Branch, includes the birthplace and
childhood home of America's 31st president.
Living history farms are open to tourists as working museums of how farm life evolved.
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