The Hawkeye State is one of the safest places to live, but that’s not the only thing that attracts people to Iowa. The many cultural landmarks of the state capital Des Moines, vibrant historic sights scattered around the towns and cities, state parks of Northern Iowa, dramatic sceneries of Loess Hills, Iowa City nicknamed the first City of Literature due to Iowa Writer’s Workshop creative tradition – there’s many more to name. You won’t be able to resist omnipresent farmer markets, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and that famed jazz festival held in Davenport. Also, cycling fans should participate in RAGBRAI, world’s largest touring event that involves bikes.
Located in the very heart of the Corn Belt, Iowa is not an exclusively farming state anymore. It has the lowest tax and utility costs – maybe that’s the reason why such big corporations as Heinz, Diamond V Mills, and AEGON prefer to do business in Iowa. The local University of Iowa and Iowa State University are both in the top 100 US educational institutions.