Behind the Scenes at Iowa's State Fair Cookie Contest
The Iowa State Fair runs the largest amateur food department of any fair in the country, drawing up to 9.800 entries across some 150 contests—and Midwest Living sponsors one of the biggest. Here's your backstage pass to cookie-con.
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.
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!
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.
10 Great Things to Do in Des Moines
Iowa's capital is known for being home to the State Fair, but Des Moines also gives artists, foodies and explorers plenty to love.