|Capital: Des Moines|
Entered the Union: December 28, 1846
As the: 29th state
Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Nickname: Hawkeye State
Flower: Wild Rose
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Song: Song of Iowa
Sports Teams: None.
Origin of Name: Probably from an Indian word meaning "the beautiful land"
Major Industries: Corn, Soybeans, Livestock
Historical Sites: Herbert Hoover Birthplace and Library, Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Effigy Mounds National Monument
Points of Interest: Amana Colonies, Des Moines Art Center, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Living History Farms, Paddlewheel Riverboats
Bordering States: Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin