|Des Moines||C$ 317|
|Spirit Lake||C$ 292|
|Le Claire||C$ 347|
What’s one thing you’ll see from your flight to Iowa? Before it was a field of dreams, Iowa was a field of corn. Iowa is one of the largest agricultural states in the U.S. Find a window seat on the flight to Iowa and you’ll fly over $10 billion worth of crops and livestock that keeps Iowa’s economy strong. The Hawkeye State – named after Hawkeye in James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 book The Last of the Mohicans– leads the nation in all corn and soybean sales and comes in third in total livestock sales.
Book flights to Iowa and play on the baseball field made famous by the movie, Field of Dreams. Walk under the famed bridges of Madison County or take part in one of the state’s revered state fairs. Iowa is the hometown of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, and is the first caucus in the nation during every Presidential election.
For the outdoors-type booking flights to Iowa, expect fishing, hiking, camping, biking and some of the best golf courses in the nation. Whether the flight to Iowa is for business, pleasure or politics, travellers are sure to be captivated by this field of dreams. Book flights to Iowa for wide range of fun.
One of the Great Plains states, Iowa’s climate has wild weather with thunderstorms, droughts, blizzards, and hailstorms, and the western part of the state is in tornado alley. Iowa generally has hot and humid summers and cold and harsh winters. Spring and fall are mild, but the springs are wet. Typically, the state has 266 sunny or partly sunny days and an average of 76cm of winter snowfall.
Summer is the peak tourist season. July and August are busy with fairs and festivals, and the Iowa State Fair (the state’s largest event) is held in August. There are lots of outdoor activities, and summer is the time for golfing, fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. Travellers booking flights to Iowa during the summer season should plan in advance and book Iowa flights and hotels ahead of time.
Des Moines is comfortable in late spring and early autumn, especially May and September, when temperatures are in the low 70s. Winter has cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, although the weather can make travel around the state difficult.
Driving is the best way to get around Iowa and its cities, and the best way to see the state. Scenic drives take you to the Madison Country bridges, along the Mississippi valley, and through the Loess Hills. Iowa has 13 scenic drives and 23 visitor centres.
The terrain of plains and low, rolling hills makes bicycling easy, and the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (Ragbrai) is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state and is the longest, largest, and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.
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