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    Often referred to as the American Heartland, Iowa is a Midwestern state whose name is derived from the Ioway tribe of Native Americans who occupied the region during the earliest European exploration days. While it was originally part of New France, the land was transformed into the Corn Belt region after the Louisiana Purchase, which led to this state becoming known as the “Food Capital of the World” due to its various grains and agriculture. In the 21st century, however, Iowa’s agriculture has become diversified to the point that the state is now known for being a leader in biotechnology and green energy production, and the state is considered one of the safest to live in the entire U.S.

    Bordered by the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the Big Sioux River, Iowa is known for its vast open spaces which are perfect for growing grains, and for dense vegetation and forests, as well as lush river valleys and wetlands, with over 60% of the state being used to grow crops. The natural beauty of Iowa is unparalleled, and anyone who takes the time to branch out from the capital city of Des Moines will get an up close and personal view. However, tornadoes are quite common in the spring and summer months, so be wary when traveling.

    Iowa's history dates back hundreds of years and even more, but with most of the country being designated as farmland, Des Moines is really the only economic center within the state. Iowa City is ranked second, due to being the home of the University of Iowa and the world-famous Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Western Iowa is generally considered the most scenic, with the Iowa Great Lakes having several resort areas, as well as Council Bluffs, which sits at the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway and is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire U.S.
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    • Iowa Speedway
      23.31 Km from Iowa
      Iowa Speedway is a 7/8-mile (1.4 km) paved oval motor racing track in Newton, Iowa, United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Des Moines. The track was designed with influence from Rusty Wallace and patterned after Richmond International Raceway, a short track where Wallace was very successful. It has over 25,000 permanent seats as well as a unique multi-tiered Recreational Vehicle viewing area along the backstretch. It is the only track on the NASCAR circuit to have a SAFER barrier ...
    • KDAO (AM)
      25.95 Km from Iowa
      KDAO (1190 AM) is a commercial radio station serving the Marshalltown, Iowa area. The station broadcasts a nostalgia format. KDAO is licensed to MTN Broadcasting, Inc.
    • Christian Science Society (Grinnell, Iowa)
      33.69 Km from Iowa
      Christian Science Society, formerly First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 611 6th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in the United States is an historic Carpenter Gothic house that has been converted into a church. On January 25, 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Charles H. Spencer House.
    • KIOA
      40.45 Km from Iowa
      KIOA, "93.3 KIOA," is a classic hits radio station serving the Des Moines, Iowa, area. It is located at 93.3 on the FM dial. The station's studios are located at 1416 Locust Street in Des Moines along with Saga Communications' other Des Moines stations (KSTZ, KAZR, KMYR, KRNT and KPSZ).
    • KGGO
      40.45 Km from Iowa
      KGGO is a classic rock radio station based in Des Moines, Iowa. It is located at 94.9 on the FM band. The station's studios are in Urbandale, Iowa, with Cumulus Media's other Des Moines stations: KJJY, KHKI, KWQW, and KBGG. (Before 2001, KGGO's studios were located in Berwick, a small town north of Des Moines.)
    • Prairie Meadows
      40.82 Km from Iowa
      Prairie Meadows is a Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racetrack casino located in Altoona, Iowa, United States.
    • Adventureland (Iowa)
      41.60 Km from Iowa
    • KXNO
      44.63 Km from Iowa
      KXNO is a sports radio station based in Des Moines, Iowa. It is located at 1460 on the AM band. KXNO is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..
    • Ankeny Christian Academy
      46.40 Km from Iowa
      Ankeny Christian Academy (ACA) is a private Christian school lotated in Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa. It is an independent, nondenominational school serving students from preschool through 12th grade. The school is accredited by the state of Iowa.

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    Graphic showing average weather in Iowa in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan -4.9 46 23.2 18.1
    Feb -3.4 54 25.9 21.3
    Mar 3.5 60 38.3 23.6
    Apr 10.4 93 50.7 36.6
    May 16 119 60.8 46.9
    Jun 21 135 69.8 53.1
    Jul 24 101 75.2 39.8
    Aug 23.2 92 73.8 36.2
    Sep 19 117 66.2 46.1
    Oct 12.5 76 54.5 29.9
    Nov 4.2 54 39.6 21.3
    Dec -2.9 47 26.8 18.5

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