While it may not be the place to find white sandy beaches or blue-green ocean waters, the state of Iowa still has a great deal to offer. Whether you are considering a vacation or looking at homes for sale and real estate in Des Moines, Iowa should definitely be on your list. This state has several theme parks, including Adventureland USA, Arnold’s Park, The Beach Ottuwa, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, and Pizza Palace Fun Center. On the other end of the spectrum, wine connoisseurs will also be satisfied by the offerings of Iowa, which include Ackerman, Eagle City, Eagles Landing, La Vida Loca, Little Swan Lake, Old Wine Cellar, Park Farm, Summerset, Tabor Home, Village, Whispering Hills, and Weekend Wineries.
Some interesting events and activities in Iowa include the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Iowa Arts Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Iowa Games, the Iowa Women’s Music Festival, the National Balloon Fair, and the Swamp Fox Festival, while some of the popular annual fairs include the Clay, Dallas, Great Jones, and Wapello County Fairs and the Iowa State Fair. History buffs should drop by the many museums and historical sites in Iowa, which include the Living History Farms, the Danish Immigrant Museum, the Old Capital Museum, the National Farm Toy Museum, the Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House, The History Center, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and Salisbury House. Gamblers will enjoy Iowa’s numerous casinos, which range from Diamond Jo Casino and Lady Luck Casino to Prairie Meadows Casino and the Isle of Capri Casino.