Iowa DNR State Parks http://www.iowadnr.gov/parks/index.html
Here is the homepage for Iowa State Parks.
Travel Iowa http://www.traveliowa.com/
Here is the official state tourism website for Iowa.
Iowa Kids Page http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/kidspage.html
This Iowa state government website provides special resources designed just for kids.
Other State Links
50states.com: Iowa http://www.50states.com/iowa.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Iowa. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Iowa http://www.thingstodo.com/states/IA/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Iowa's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
Roadside America: Iowa Attractions http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/ia.html
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of "weird sites along the highway" in Iowa.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Iowa http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/19000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Iowa.
The shortest and steepest railroad in the U. S. is in Dubuque. It is 296 feet long, and rises at an incline of 60 degrees to a height of 189 feet.
The red Delicious apple (the most popular apple in the U. S.) was developed in East Peru.
Some Famous People from this State
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a Pony Express rider, cavalry scout, buffalo hunter, and showman in the late 1800s.
Presidents from Iowa with links to ipl2's POTUS (Presidents of the United States) page:
Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, was born in West Branch on August 10, 1874.
Charles and John Ringling, co-founders of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, were born in the late 1800s in Iowa.
Movie icon John Wayne was born in Iowa with the original name "Marion Michael Morrison."
The artist Grant Wood (1892-1942) painted his most famous painting "American Gothic" in 1930.