It may come as a surprise, but Des Moines
has as captivating a skyline as any city. And novelists
and composers have taken their share of inspiration
from this state, from The Bridges of Madison County
to The Music Man. Visit one of the six historic
covered bridges in the area, or if you're lucky enough
to be in town, take in the North Iowa Band Festival,
whether or not it has 76 trombones.
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This windmill was originally built in 1848 and shipped
from Denmark to Elk Horn in 1976, just before Denmark
passed a law preventing windmills from being transported
out of the country. This community boasts the largest
Danish population in the U.S. and hosts various festivals
to celebrate their heritage.
the official website of Iowa.
Windmill image courtesy of
Iowa Tourism Office.