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The state of Iowa is a Mid-Western state of the United States of America. The state is bordered by the Minnesota State, The Mississippi River and The Missouri River with Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota on the other side of the rivers. This state is home to a large selection of scenic parks, lakes, and recreation areas that include East Okoboji, West Okoboji - Iowa’s deepest natural lake, Spirit Lake, and Clear Lake. It also has areas of fields and plains. The capital city of Iowa is Des Moines.
Industries in Iowa include agriculture, communications, construction, finance, insurance, and manufacturing. The goods produced in the state include processed food products, tires, machinery, electronic products, appliances, household furniture, chemicals, fertilizers, and auto accessories. The chief crops in Iowa are grain corn, soybeans, oats, and hay. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Iowa include Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Hy-Vee, Aviva, FBL Financial Group, and Kum & Go.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in the state of Iowa. Major tourist attractions include the birth place and library of Herbert Hoover, artist Grant Wood’s painting and memorabilia at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, Effigy Mounds National Monument with a prehistoric Indian Burial Site, Amana Colonies, Living History firms, Adventureland Amusement Park, Greyhound Parks, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and Iowa’s Great Lakes. Known as the ‘breadbasket of the world’ Iowa’s cuisine is centered on pork chops and pork BBQ, corn-on-the-cob, casseroles, and Midwestern cooking. The state of Iowa has a large Latino population and there are many Mexican food restaurants throughout the state.
Iowa is home to the Des Moines International Airport, which is situated 11 km (7 miles) southwest of downtown Des Moines. Most people get around Iowa by car, with Interstate highways 35, 80, 380 all passing through. Greyhound operates numerous coach routes throughout the state.