Nature lovers and history buffs alike can enjoy a trip to the state of Iowa. Wildlife Refuges are perfect locations for viewing natural landscape and wildlife; including waterfowl, elk, buffalo, and even bald eagles. Follow one of the many scenic byways—like the famous Lewis & Clark Trail—to experience the natural Iowa scenery. You can also visit historic settlements along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to see Iowa's rich past through preserved streets and storefronts.
Iowa was named after an American Indian tribe. There are many famous Iowans from the Hawkeye State, including Herbert Hoover, Buffalo Bill, John Wayne, Ashton Kutcher, and Elijah Wood.