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Decorate Your Desktop with Our Iowa Photos

Download free images of Iowa from our collection of Midwest Living® photographs. Find a photo you like, click the download link, then right-click on the photo to make it your desktop image.

Mississippi vista

Mississippi River views unfold from bluff-top trails in Iowa's Pikes Peak State Park.


Heirloom blooms

Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, preserves and shares heirloom plants.

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Stroll through the Pappajohn Scultpture Park in downtown Des Moines to see playful, surreal and modern sculptures. 

Pella windmill

Pella, Iowa, is home to the tallest working windmill in the country. Every spring, come to enjoy Pella's Dutch heritage during the Tulip Time festival. 

Autumn hues

Leaves glow in fall colors on a tree branch in Keosauqua, Iowa.


Valle Drive-In

Turn back the clock with a trip to Valle Drive-In in Newton, Iowa. 

Lazy afternoon on the Des Moines River

Sunlight sparkles on the Des Moines River near Bonaparte, Iowa.


Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge spans Raccoon Creek in Maquoketa Caves State Park, where towering stone walls, moss-covered rocks and an emerald canopy beckon hikers and cavers. 

Let's go, Hawks!

Iowa City, Iowa, is home to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Bentonsport Bridge

Fog veils the Bentonsport Bridge in Bentonsport, Iowa.

Iowa State Capitol

The central dome of the Iowa State Capitol—the only five-domed capitol in the country—is covered with 23-carat gold. On the south side of the building, the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument honoring Iowans who fought in the Civil War stands next to the Allison Monument, a sculpture dedicated to the memory of former Iowa Senator William B. Allison.

Mid-America Center

The tall Sunrise sculpture, representing two pioneers, welcomes patrons headed into the main entrance of the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Living History Farms

Canned goods sit on the shelves of a building in the 1900 horse-powered farm area of Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa.

Mississippi vista

Mississippi River views unfold from bluff-top trails in Iowa's Pikes Peak State Park.


Foggy countryside

Light fog blankets southeastern Iowa's Lee County. 


Thousands of riders pedal along Iowa's country roads every July in the Register's Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).

Wildcat Den State Park

This iron bridge leads travelers to the historic Pine Creek Grist Mill in Wildcat Den State Park in Muscatine, Iowa.

Bright zinnia

Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, preserves heritage seeds for flowers such as this zinnia.


High Trestle Trail Bridge

Ride the High Trestle Trail Bridge a half-mile across the Des Moines River and enjoy the stunning views from 13 stories above the ground. 

Pike's Peak State Park

See the confluence of the Wisconsin River and the Mississippi River at the scenic overlook in Pike's Peak State Park.

Fields of gold

A summer drive winds by corn fields; Iowa produces the largest corn crop of any state.

Lake Okoboji

Vacationers seeking fun both in and out of the water head to Lake Okoboji in western Iowa. 

Winter serenity

Hauge Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa, serves a tiny congregation of Norwegian Americans.


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