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Iowa, nicknamed as the Hawkeye State, is a picturesque tourist destination in the US. It is surrounded by popular states in all directions that make it the apple of most tourists’ eyes—Illinois in the East; Nebraska in the West; Minnesota in the North; Missouri in the South. It has a humid continental climate and abounds with tall grass prairies, dense forests, rivers, valleys, et cetera. For the comfortable accommodation of tourists, there are various types of vacation home rentals in Iowa—villa, cottage, condo, cabins and chalets. These rentals are furnished with all the modern facilities and amenities to cater to the rental requirements of tourists.

Why Visit Iowa?

Iowa thrives with agritourism, beautiful trails, dazzling natural and man-made attractions, a treasure of literature, birthplaces of great personalities and salivating local foods.

Things to Visit in Iowa

There are many attractions for tourists to see in Iowa. In addition to enriching their knowledge, they enable them to spend some best moments of their lives to feel elated. The most sought-after attractions include the following:

The Bridges of Madison County: This is a major attraction for those who love enjoying scenic adventures. It is a good place to take photographs of landscapes, meadows, prairies, grasslands, etc. It has nineteen bridges and they are of national importance. It also has an adjoining museum that throws light on the Duke, the most recognized cowboy in America.

Amana Colonies: Listed as the National Historic Landmark, this place familiarizes tourists with historical structures, scenic surroundings, walkways and dining and shopping options in local bistros and hotels. It has seven hamlets that take tourists away from the common din and everyday hustle and bustle of life. In fact, it dates back to the mid-19th century, when German Pietistsbroke ground in this isolated area.

State Capitol: Located on Grand Avenue atop a hill, this grand building enables tourists to have an excellent view of downtown Des Moines. It houses the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa House of Representatives,the Iowa Senate and offices of top officials of the state. It is a highly impressive figure that has many historical facts and exhibits that tourists can explore while visiting it.

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium: Managed and controlled by the Dubuque Historical Society, this attraction features exhibits, artefacts and collection that throw light on the geological and cultural importance of the Mississippi River as well as other national rivers. In addition, it also features constantly rotating displays that attract the attention of both kids and adults.

Grotto of the Redemption: The importance of this architecture can be gauged from this fact that it is a must visit for every tourist coming to this state. Moreover, it is the eighth wonder of the world. It is known to have been built with $4 million worth of rocks and minerals. In addition, stalagmites, stalactites, calcite, topaz, quartz and jasper can be perceived visually on this building.

Beaches near Iowa

When it comes to relaxing during the dog days of summer, beachesare the best places for tourists. Those that are in great demand among tourists include the following:

West Lake Beach: Spread over the 620-acre of land, this is a great place for tourists to relax, sunbathe and indulge in various water sports activities. It has playgrounds, campground areas and restrooms for the convenience of tourists.

Lake Macbride State Park: Located near Iowa City, this beach provides good opportunities to tourists for a family outing during simmering heat of the summer season. It houses restaurants, grocery stores, etc. for tourists.

Lake Red Rock: Covering over 15, 000 acres of land, this is the largest lake in the state of Iowa. It has campgrounds, fishing areas and hiking trails. Tourists can have lots of fun and frolic here.

Five Island Lake: This is the right place for those, who love relaxing near the water. Here, tourists can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, swimming and recreational activities.

Best Time to Visit Iowa

Basically, there are the two best times to visit Iowa—from April 30th to July 8th and from August 6th to September 30th. During these times, the temperature remains moderate. In addition, there is no snowfall on the road and rainfall is unlikely.

How to Visit Iowa?

Iowa can be easily accessed by both national and international tourists. The chief international and national airports located here include Des Moines International Airport, Dubuque Regional Airport, Mason City Municipal Airport and Sioux Gateway Airport. In addition, the local means of transportation include buses, cars, trains and trams.

Vacation Home Rentals in Iowa

Find American Rentals, one of the best Iowa vacation rentals by owner, offers no-booking-fee vacation rentals for all sizes and budgets. Tourists are advised to refer to it to rent vacation homes for their accommodations with no hassles at all.