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The Most Instagrammable Spots In Iowa

Located between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and within a stone’s throw of major Midwestern cities, Iowa is a hidden gem of a US state. Home to green farmland, whacky roadside attractions and the legendary Iowa State Fair, this is a super place.

As it’s such a beautiful state, we wanted to nail down the 7 best places to get an Instagram shot for that perfect travel photo. Get the camera out for these photogenic places…

Iowa Instagram Spots

1. Maquoketa Caves State Park

Maquoketa Caves State Park is one of the biggest attractions in Jackson County, with six miles of trails that wind throughout the park.

 

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2. Pikes Peak State Park

Pikes Peak State Park is one of the most photographed places in Iowa. With its majestic views of the Mississippi River, we can see why.

 

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3. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

This beautiful garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines has it all – from a majestic Bonsai collection to uncommon plant species (like Carrie the Corpse Flower), to seven acres of outdoor garden.

 

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4. High Trestle Bridge – Madrid

The High Trestle Trail is a “rail trail” that was once a railway track, running for 25 miles through five towns in four counties.

 

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5. Bridges of Madison County

Madison County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa, with the largest group of covered bridges that exists in one area in the western half of the Mississippi Valley. These picturesque bridges are a key feature of the state.

 

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6. The Freedom Rock – Greenfield

The Freedom Rock is a large boulder located in rural Iowa that’s repainted every year with a different ‘Thank You ‘for the nation’s Veterans.

 

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7. Iowa State Fair

The internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair annually attracts more than a million people from around the world. Expect hugely Instagrammable (and delcious!) foodie treats and entertainment.

 

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Once you’ve finished your photographs you might want to try the best pizza in the state or even the best coffee shop.

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