The “Hawkeye State” is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west; the only state with rivers for east/west boundaries. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the country, geographically and statistically. Iowa is ranked 26th
in geographical area, and 30th
in state population. However, a growing economy means those population numbers will grow rapidly within a decade.
Things to Do in Iowa
Iowa offers locals and visitors a window on the past while keeping an eye on the future. Steam train buffs will love the Boone & Scenic Valley historic railway tours. Or step into the past at the Meskwaki Settlement, west of Tama, as the American Indian settlement hosts a large annual Pow-wow.
Explore the capital, Des Moines, to enjoy shopping, dining and activities to rival those of any major city. Take a quiet break at the Des Moines Art Centre, or get your adrenaline going at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.
Other popular places to visit in Iowa include:
- Fong’s Pizza, Des Moines. Asian-inspired pizzas with local beers on tap
- The John Wayne birthplace museum in Winterset
- Quad City Airshow, in Davenport
- Arnolds Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the country
- The Field of Dreams baseball diamond, Dyersville
- Iowa Speedway, home of the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
- National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, in Dubuque
- The bridges of Madison County, which inspired the movie.
- Maquoketa Caves State Park. Get under Iowa!
Iowa Jet Charter Information
With access to numerous commercial, city and regional airports, Stratos Jet Charters can help you plan Iowa charter flights to just about any destination to and from the state. Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced agents can help plan all the details of your trip.
Whether you’re flying alone or with a party of 200, we’ll find a plane suited to your requirements and will be available when you need to depart. With access to more than 5,000 aircraft, including turbo prop planes, light charter jets and charter airliners, we’ll also search the private jet charter industry’s network of certified and experienced pilots to get you to your destination in the safest and most efficient manner possible.