Iowa’s hidden gems: a journey through time

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Iowa’s museums unveil surprising cultural richness beyond its cornfields.  History buffs can delve into the state’s agricultural heritage at Living History Farms near Des Moines. Explore working farms from different eras, witnessing demonstrations of historical farming techniques. Art lovers can find inspiration at the Des Moines Art Center.  This renowned institution showcases a diverse collection spanning centuries and continents, featuring works by American masters like Grant Wood and Georgia O’Keeffe alongside international treasures. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch offers a glimpse into the life and presidency of the 31st U.S. president, a native Iowan.

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