Iowa

Head to a former German commune for sweet fruit wines and handcrafted clocks, a Dutch-influenced town for a standout tulip festival or all-American Des Moines for upscale dining and a great fair. Discover all that Des Moines, the Amana Colonies, Pella, Ames, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Lake Okoboji, Deborah, Dubuque, Waterloo and Iowa City have to offer.

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Iowa’s First Selfie Museum Draws Fans From Across the Country

Selfie Station, with 27 Instagrammable backdrops, opened last month in a Des Moines mall—and is already so popular that some fans are driving hours to visit.

Midwest Lakeside Resorts That Have Been Totally Transformed

The dress codes have loosened (and Patrick Swayze, alas, isn't teaching the mambo), but at next-gen resorts across the Midwest, you can taste the glory days of lakeside vacations.

The Breathtaking National Balloon Classic in Indianola, Iowa

For 50 years, many of the country’s top balloon pilots have flocked to Iowa for fiery competition, quirky antics and unreal summer views.

15 Hot Spots in Des Moines

Every four years, the nation's political spotlight turns to Iowa and its capital, Des Moines. Here are some of the city's favorite gathering places—whenever you happen to visit!

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Travel Hot List: 5 Things We're Crushing on This Winter

Bring skates to a new park trail. Buy a personal poem written on the spot. And pour a glass of ice wine (which doesn’t mean on the rocks).

Recharge Your Spirit at a Midwest Folk School

Modern folk schools are forging a movement built on timeless craft and shared experience—packaged up in a single day or weekend away.

Top 10 Active Adventures in Des Moines

Des Moines caters to our desires to get moving with activities like rock climbing, trampolining, pedaling through the East Village and dancing.