The state was named after the River “Iowa” which is an Indian word, meaning "one who puts to sleep" or "beautiful land". Iowa is bordered by two parallel rivers namely Missouri and Mississippi which paints an extraordinary view overall. The breathtaking scenery of Iowa was shot in the movies like “Field of Dreams”, “Bridges of Madison Country”. It is also renowned for its various farms like The Living History Farm which in fact is an open air museum demonstrating Iowa’s agricultural history and the Iowa Indian Farm which informs the tourists about most promising techniques of hunting, trading, and gardening. Another attraction is the Horse powered Farm with an amazing barnyard, garden, farm house, and mills. There is also the famed 10-acre National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium comprising of 12 aquariums and hence is considered an ideal spot for tourists. The people of Iowa are keen on cycling as Iowa has an expected 1,200 miles of rail-trails and city trails primarily meant for bicycling, walking, in-line skating, etc. and the state also hosts the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which is a seven-day annual event. When it comes to the fashion, the people particularly prefer trendy and elite collections of outfits and certified diamonds used for creating sparkling rings, and pendants. The state has much to offer the vacationers in context of creative art, rich culture, and breathtaking views.
The capital city derived its name from the river “Riviere des Moines”, which precisely means “River of the Monks”. The city is trusted as the cultural hub of the Iowa State as “The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines” frequently hosts Broadway shows, live music concerts that pulls in a massive crowd. Des Moines is also home to several historic museums and art galleries which present spectacular art exhibitions displaying unique artwork from the 19th century till date”. “Des Moines Art Center”, “Salisbury House and Gardens” that is a 42 room historic museum features magnificent art work, decorative furniture’s, ancient books, and musical instruments, which are believed to be the most prominent museums out of the lot. Des Moines downtown is known for its diverse shopping spots enticing the visitors with their exquisite collection of jewelry and trendy clothing.
The major attraction of the city is the Sioux river that entertains the crowd by offering multiple recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, canoeing, or just a refreshing stroll in the riverside parks. To meet the taste of every kind of person the city hosts quite a number of art shows, Broadway shows, live music concerts, and exciting gaming options at the crowded casinos. From brand retailers to specialty shops Sioux City proves to be the perfect shopping destination with its unique collection of chic jewelry, accessories, and elegant outfits to the visitors all over the globe.