Iowa - The Hawkeye State
Iowa was the subject of two major motion pictures: "Field of Dreams" and "The Bridges of Madison County". The baseball field from Field of Dreams is open to the public and a driving tour of Madison County will delight you with its many covered bridges. Throughout the Iowa you can find great outdoor activities such as biking and hiking trails, green trips, state parks, canoeing, riverboat trips along the Mississippi River, water parks and the Iowa race speedway.
Des Moines is an important city in United States presidential politics as the capital of Iowa, which is home to the Iowa caucuses. The city is a cultural center for Iowa and home to several art and history museums and performing arts groups and the Civic Center hosts the best of Broadway shows. The Des Moines Metro Opera is a respected cultural resource as is the symphony. Other family attractions include the respected botanical gardens and the city zoo.
Cedar Rapids is a flourishing center for arts and theatre as well as offering festivals, film nights, baseball games, hockey matches and shopping markets. Just some of the activities for children can be found at Bloomsbury Farm, Lost Island Adventure Park, the Science Station and the children's museum. The city is a growing job center and offers many business opportunities.
Notables who call Iowa home are artist Grant Wood, Herbert Hoover, John Wayne, and band leader Glen Miller.
Industries located in Iowa are Principal Financial Group, Meredith Corporation, Wells Fargo, ING Group, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Ryan Transportation, Qwest, John Deere, CDS Global, General Mills, Cargill, Quaker Oats, Toyota Financial Services and Alliant Energy.
Union Member since December 28, 1846 (29th State)