Play in Iowa

Adventures around every corner

All work and no play? Nope, not here. With thrilling experiences just a short drive away, life in Iowa means you get to spend your time (and money) making memories that will last a lifetime.

Find the extraordinary every day in Iowa.

Things to Do

Hikers walking on an outdoor trail in the hills.
Outdoor Adventures

Iowa is known as the World Capital of Trails, with 2,500 miles to explore

Lose yourself in the beauty of Iowa. Along with expansive bike trails, we also have caves, canyons, bluffs, state parks and scenic byways waiting for an explorer like you.


Where Frank Lloyd Wright, Grant Wood and other art legends found inspiration

Calling all lovers of art, cultural traditions, museums, theaters, music and more – we’re ready for you to enjoy (and join) our creative communities.


Iowa is home to internationally renowned events, from farmers’ markets to concerts and festivals

Whether you want to unplug and relax or plug into excitement, there’s something for everyone in Iowa.


Introduce your taste buds to award-winning cuisines and flavors

Iowans have mastered the culinary arts scene. As one of the top agricultural states, our restaurants and breweries take pride in prioritizing the freshest ingredients and bringing their flavors to farm-to-table events.

The best move you’ll ever make

We’re ready to provide one-to-one support to match you with your dream career and community.

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