Iowa Attractions

Things to do in Iowa

Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy all the things to do in Iowa.If you live in Iowa, the "American Heartland" or just plan to visit, you will find yourself surrounded with numerous activities and adventures to choose from. Whether you are looking for things to do in Iowa with children or without them, there is bound to be something that interests everyone.

Families With Little Children

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa, is one of many museums in Iowa. It invites children and their families to view and experience the beauty of nature and the world around them. In addition to its regular exhibits, it also offers a 3D/4D theater for enhanced viewing experiences.

The Iowa State Fair draws people in from around the world. If you are looking for things to do in Iowa during the month of August, then consider heading over to Des Moines for a week of fun education, activities, and entertainment that ranges from rides to music and exhibits. Join the special kids club if you are under 10 for special perks such as extra free activities for kids and a unique perspective of the fair. 

Families With Older Children

The Frontier Village in Fort Dodge is a replica of a fort from 1862 that holds a frontier town inside a stockade. Family members can go around and see what it might have been like to live there in the past with its period memorabilia including an old general store, a jail, a log house, an old schoolhouse, a smithy, and an old newspaper office, among other buildings.

Enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Iowa with the entire family as you hit the slopes prepared for winter enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can find the perfect slope for your abilities.

Adults Without Children

In a state known for its food, take advantage of the farmer's markets as you look for activities to participate in while you are in Iowa. Find fresh food at one or more of the markets in your area. It won't be hard to find since there are over 100 farmers markets open during the warm months in the state of Iowa.

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is a famous museum in Iowa known for its detailed information on Iowa's only president. Learn all about history as you browse through oral histories, manuscripts, and photographs and as you tour through Mr. Hoover's birthplace cottage and an old Quaker Meeting house.

Wineries and casinos are popular attractions for adults without children who are looking for Iowa activities. The state has an ideal climate for viticulture, and has been cultivating vineyards since the mid-nineteenth century. You can tour vineyards and learn about the wine making process by day then play games and socialize at night to your heart's delight.

The most difficult part of finding entertainment in Iowa is selecting what to do first. There are so many things to do in Iowa thanks to its diverse culture, economy, and landscape. Enjoy your time in this beautiful state. Find an Iowa vacation rental in which to enjoy your stay.

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