The word “Iowa” comes from the American Indian tribe of the same name. Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase, a deal arranged between President Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte of France that brought a vast tract of the continent under the control of the United States. The area was closed to white settlement until the early 1830s.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum affords visitors insights into the life and leadership of America’s 31st president. Located in West Branch, the site includes Hoover’s birthplace cottage and final resting place.
National Sprint Car Hall Of Fame
Vroom, vroom to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. This museum preserves the history of sprint car racing and achievers. The Knoxville Nationals, held in August, draws thousands of racing fans to Knoxville each year.
High Trestle Trail Bridge
The High Trestle Trail is a nature lover’s paradise and a work of art. Its half-mile-long, 130-foot-tall bridge gets bathed in blue light at night. Bike, walk or jog across the bridge, located near Madrid, for a one-of-a-kind experience.