CAPITAL: Des Moines
STATEHOOD: 1846; 29th state
ATTRACTIONS: Effigy Mounds National Monument
FUN FACT: Iowa is a leading producer of ethanol fuel, an energy source made mainly from corn.
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Photos: Gaussian_Blur, iStockphoto (quarter); FrankvandenBergh, iStockphoto (flag); Stephen Bonk, Dreamstime (goldfinch); deebrowning, iStockphoto (oak); Iurii Konoval, Dreamstime (wild rose)
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