Iowa is the number one producer of soya beans, corn and eggs of the United States.
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The Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines is much more than just a gold-domed symbol of the city, it’s a portal into Iowa’s history. Next to its permanent collection ranging from Georgia O’Keefe to Edward Hopper, the Des Moines Art Center also features rotating works of photography, sculpture and painting. The 31st president of the US, Herbert Hoover is currently the only president to come from Iowa. Surrounding his birthplace in the small town of West Branch, a commemorative site celebrates his life. The Bridges of Madison County provide the opportunity for a scenic adventure in Winterset and have inspired countless photographs, and even a best-selling novel turned movie. Amana Colonies comprises seven unique villages that take visitors into the past and away from the hustle and bustle. The history of the Amana Colonies dates to mid-19th century, when German Pietists first broke soil in this isolated Iowa location.