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Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland." Iowa is a state that will fascinate you with its array of things to see and experience.
Tourist attractions include the Herbert Hoover birthplace and library near West Branch; the Amana Colonies; Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Fort, and Stockade; the Iowa State Fair at Des Moines in August; and the Effigy Mounds National Monument, a prehistoric Indian burial site at Marquette.
Iowa has it all from historic settlements along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, to culturally rich towns that welcome you with genuine hospitality, to bustling cities alive with modern attractions and amenities.
Iowa produces a tenth of the nation's food supply. The value of Iowa's manufactured products is twice that of its agriculture. Major industries are food and associated products, non-electrical machinery, electrical equipment, printing and publishing, and fabricated products.
Famous natives and residents include William Buffalo Bill F. Cody, Johnny Carson, George H. Gallup the poll taker; Herbert Hoover president; Ann Landers, Cloris Leachman, John L. Lewis, Frederick L. Maytag, Glenn Miller, Harriet Nelson, Harry Reasoner, Donna Reed, Lillian Russell, Robert Schuller, Billy Sunday, James A. Van Allen, Abigail Van Buren, Henry A. Wallace, John Wayne actor, Andy Williams, Meredith Willson, and Grant Wood the famous painter.