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The Hawkeye State comes alive in spring and summer. Iowa is known for the Grant Wood Art Gallery, the Iowa State Capitol, and great spring sports thanks to the Iowa State University Cyclones in Ames, and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City.
There's plenty to do in Iowa this spring. Stroll through Reiman Gardens in Ames, enjoy a round of golf at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club in Cherokee, or take advantage of living museums like Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids and the Fort Museum & Frontier Village in Fort Dodge.
One of the most iconic adventures you can have during spring or summer is a road trip. Pack up the family, gas up the wagon and hit road in Iowa. There's an abundance of preset driving tours from which to choose. There's The Dragon Trail, Des Moines Heartland Loop, Northwest Iowa Loop, Avenue of the Saints, Lincoln Highway Tour, and the Great River Road Tour.
Iowa features even more to do in the summer months. Don't miss the Adventureland Amusement Park in Altoona, the Buchanan County Fair in Independence, and the world-famous RAGBRAI race. Outdoor lovers enjoy Iowa's many state parks, the Greenbelt Park & Trail, and the scenic Clear Lake.
Explore the national parks of Iowa this spring and summer – be sure to check out Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and the Effigy Mounds National Monument. And there many unique and impressive historic sites to explore this spring in Iowa – plan your visit today!