29th State (December 28, 1846), midwest U.S.
State Abbreviation: IA
Nickname: Hawkeye State, Corn State
Origin of Name: Named for the Iowa River, which was named for
the Iowa, or Ioway, Indians.
Iowa State Symbols
Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
Song of Iowa
Things to Know
Iowa is a breadbasket for the U.S.
, with 90 percent of its land
devoted to farming. The
of Iowa are corn and hogs.
, Cedar River,
Des Moines River,
Iowa River, Missouri River.
Friends of the Prairie Learning Center
Information on plants, animals, restoration and preservation of prairies.
Buffalo Bill Cody
, American painter
, the 31st president of the United States
The Herbert C.
Hoover Presidential Library
for fun activities and research help.
fact sheet on President Herbert Hoover
provides you with photos
and personal information.
Things to Do
Iowa State Bird and State Flower Printable
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.
Sites to See
website for young Iowans
Online games and pdf color books (flying, enviro....)
State Park Butterfly Page
View and learn about around 60 species of butterflies at Bellevue
State Park's Butterfly Garden.
Find out how Iowan farms and learn about the history and different uses for corn.
Design Your Own Aquatic Habitat
Turtle Nest Maze (pdf)
Grant Wood, American Gothic color page
Things To Do-Other Sites
Read about the Iowa State Quarter and print out the color page.