Storming North America : Iowa, Missouri & Arkansas

Do not drag!

This week, I take you to the heart of 3 states: Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. So do not waste time!


Nicknamed « the hawkeye state », it is also sometimes called « the american heartland ». The capital is Des Moines. This state is listed since 2009 as the safest in the United States. So you have nothing to fear :). It is a little warmer with an average temperature of -4 ° C in December. Iowa is also the only state bordered by two rivers (Missouri and Mississippi).

Des Moines

It is the capital and the largest populated city in the state. She would also be the richest in the country. The cost of living would be 10% cheaper than in the rest of the US. Here, things to do and see are numerous. Randomly, I would say the world-famous Adventure Land amusement park or multiple lakes such as the Waterworks Park for water sports and fishing. The Riverwalk bridge offers a breathtaking view of the entire city. Do not forget the Blank Park Zoo or the State Historical Museum.

I also talk about it even if it is not the period. If you go in August, you will be in full of it. This is the Iowa State Fair known to be one of the best fairs in the USA.

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Located adjacent to Okoboji Lake, this old-fashioned amusement park is home to one of the oldest roller coasters in the world. In summer you can enjoy the beaches of the lake, so do not forget your swimsuit!


Jefferson City is the capital of « state show me ». Its two largest cities are Kansas City and Saint Louis which also shares its agglomeration with Illinois).

Gateway Arch National Park

It is here that you can enjoy the exceptional panorama of the Mississippi River at 192 meters high.

Wonders of Wildlife

It’s an immersive attraction based in Springfield to perfect its knowledge of wildlife around the world.

Mark Twain boyhood home & Museum

Visit Mark Twain’s childhood home and rediscover the works of this writer.

National Blues Museum

Let yourself be told the history of the blues in this museum that presents each aspect of this musical genre.


The natural state where the people governs presents varied landscapes. The capital Little Rock is also the largest city of this state.

Massive ozarks

Discover the mountainous regions of the north through hiking, biking, zip-lining or horse riding.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Explore a network of caves dug by the sources. To go down to 112 meters under ground, it will be necessary to take the Discovery Tour.

Hot Springs National Park

Finally, I propose this natural American SPA. A moment of relaxation not to be neglected.

Next week we will visit Louisiana, a true multicultural state.

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