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Links to all things Iowa.

Adventureland
http://www.adventureland-usa.com/
Adventureland Amusement Park contains over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides that can challenge the most avid amusement park enthusiasts.

Amana Colonies Online Resource
http://amanacolonies.com/
Official Site of Iowa's leading tourist attraction, listing events, shops, restaurants, area outdoor recreation, lodging, and facts about the area's history.

Ashton Observatory
http://www.dmasonline.org/ashton/ashton.html
Ashton Observatory is located twenty minutes north-east of Des Moines on Hwy. F17 just off Hwy. 330 west of Baxter, Iowa in Jasper County. The building was a collaborative effort between Jasper County and the Des Moines Astronomical Society.

Blank Park Zoo
www.blankparkzoo.com/
The Blank Park Zoo is the only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. The Blank Park Zoo is home to more than 800 furry, finned feathered exotic creatures.

Code of Iowa
http://www2.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/
State laws searchable by keyword.

HealthInfo Iowa
http://www.healthinfoiowa.org/
An Iowa-focused health information web site from the State Library of Iowa. Provides health information resources located in Iowa, links to authoritative general health information web sites, resources for evaluating online health information, resources for health care providers and professionals, resources to help librarians serve customers looking for health information, and resources to help students looking for information on health issues.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
http://hoover.nara.gov/
Preserves the records of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.

History and Constitution
http://publications.iowa.gov/4074/4/Chapter_7_History_and_Constitution.pdf
A PDF file of Historical information from the Iowa Official Register which includes listings of former governors and other officials, a history of the Underground Railroad in Iowa, name origins of Iowa's 99 counties, and the Iowa Constitution.

I-235 Info
http://www.iowadot.gov/i-235/
Your resource for up-to-date information on I-235 construction in the Des Moines area.

Iowa Beef Industry Council
http://www.iabeef.org/
The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) is an organization working for the cattle producers of Iowa in areas of education, promotion and research. The programs are funded by the Beef Checkoff Program, where $1.00 per head collected on all Iowa cattle when they are sold.

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
http://www.iacattlemen.org/
The Iowa Cattlemen's Association is an organization of 9,500 Iowa beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa's beef industry.

Iowa Corn
http://www.iowacorn.org/
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 6,700 members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.

Iowa Democratic Party
http://www.iowademocrats.org/
News, Elected Officials, Platform, Calendar and other links

Iowa Education Home Page
http://educateiowa.gov/index.php
Site of the Iowa Department of Education with links to Iowa's State Library, Area Education Agencies, community colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities. Also provides other information and links of interest to educators.

Iowa Egg Council
http://www.iowaegg.org/
The Iowa Egg Council is a producer supported organization that was established in 1973. The Iowa Egg Council's mission is to increase consumption of eggs through promotion, education, and research.

Iowa Green Party
http://www.greens.org/iowa/
Committed to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing, the Green Party and its affiliates seek to speak truth to corporate power about alternative energy, corporate globalization, universal health care, election reform and decent wages for workers.

Iowa Judicial Branch Web Site
http://www.iowacourts.gov/
Site contains a wide spectrum of information about the Iowa court system including recently published opinions, overview of court procedures, glossary of legal terms, and information about child support, child custody, and domestic abuse laws.

Iowa Legislature
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/index.aspx
Learn about our state government and find links to other states.

Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/
This is a very useful reference resource on Iowa history which includes brief entries on the history of each of Iowa's 99 counties and a lengthy reading on Iowa's cultural heritage beginning with ancient times. Bibliographies are presented for each topic.

Iowa Pork Congress
http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/
A mid-west pork symposium held by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

Iowa Pork Producers
www.iowapork.org/
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is an industry inclusive organization whose mission is to provide a unified voice to promote and educate for a sustainable, socially responsible, profitable and globally competitive pork industry.

Iowa Poultry Association
http://www.iowapoultry.com/
At the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA), we not only keep you up-to-date on issues that affect your business, we also help get things done for the poultry and egg industries in Iowa!

Iowa Republican Party
http://www.iowagop.org/
News, officials, events, calendar, platform

Iowa Road Work Report
http://www.iowadot.gov/travelinfo.html
Reports and maps of road construction going on around the state from the Iowa Department of Transportation. A detailed map of construction in the Des Moines area and links to road condition reports for other states are also available.

Iowa Sculpture Festival
http://www.iowasculpturefestival.org/
The purpose and goal of the Iowa Sculpture Festival is to celebrate the development and growth of sculpture as an ultimate art form and to feature artists that create it. Held in Newton, IA.

Iowa Soybean Association
http://www.iasoybeans.com/index.php
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is governed by an elected board of 21 volunteer farmers and serves about 6,000 members throughout the state.

Iowa Speedway
http://www.iowaspeedway.com/
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa, 30 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN.

Iowa State Fair
http://www.iowastatefair.org/
At fair time, you'll find all the schedules and facts you need to plan your visit to the fair.
Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC)
http://www.drugfreeinfo.org/
Over 2,000 links to sites with substance abuse information. The site also includes the Iowa Substance Abuse Directory of Services, a searchable database of treatment, prevention, and gambling programs in Iowa.

Iowa State University
http://www.iastate.edu/
Iowa State University is the nation's most student-centered public research university. 100 majors. 800 clubs. Located in Ames, IA.

Iowa Tourism Website
http://www.traveliowa.com/
Find things to do and visit in Iowa. Find accommodations, a calendar of events, film office, about Iowa, order publications

Iowa Workforce Development Statistics
http://iwin.iwd.state.ia.us/iowa/OlmisZine
Iowa Workforce Development Statistics Includes data for Iowa on employment and unemployment, wages, and labor availability.

Jasper County Historical Museum
http://www.jaspercountymuseum.net/
The Jasper County Historical Museum was dedicated May 6, 1979. It is the result of the generosity and desire of many Jasper County, Iowa residents who wanted to preserve the history of the area for future generations. The museum contains many interesting exhibits utilizing over 8,000 artifacts that have been donated to the society over the years.

Kalona
http://www.kalonaiowa.org
Provides an introduction to the area's historical society, Kalona Historical Village, the fall festival, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Amish colonies.

Knoxville Raceway
http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/
Knoxville Raceway is the third largest outdoor stadium in Iowa. The facility is famous with race fans around the planet for being the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” The track has hosted races nearly every Saturday night from April through September since 1954 on what is the Marion County fairgrounds.
Libertarian Party of Iowa
http://www.lpia.org/
the Official Web Site of the Libertarian Party of Iowa!
The Libertarian Party is committed to America's heritage of freedom: individual liberty and personal responsibility; a free-market economy of abundance and prosperity; a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade.

Living History Farms
http://www.lhf.org/
Des Moines-area open-air museum. Information on admission, hours, and special events is provided.

National Balloon Classic
http://www.nationalballoonclassic.com/
Official site for information on this annual Indianola event.

Native Nations of Iowa
http://ioway.nativeweb.org/
This site is packed with valuable information about Iowa's native peoples. It includes information on the tribes, sites, their languages cultures, and histories. Links to other sites dealing with Native Americans are presented along with much information which disputes many traditional beliefs about Native Americans.

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge & Prairie Learning Center
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/nealsmith/
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Walnut Creek), located in Jasper County, Iowa, is a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the federal government. The Refuge was created by an act of Congress in 1990 to re-create 8000 acres of tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, the native plant and animal communities existing in central Iowa prior to Euro-American settlement in the 1840's.

Pella Tulip Time
http://www.pellatuliptime.com/
Three days each spring, Pella becomes Holland to Pella residents and visitors alike. Travel back in time with us Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 3, 4, & 5, 2012 to a European village full of windmills, tulips and excitement as we celebrate.

RAGBRAI Home Page
http://ragbrai.com/
Official site for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Includes a route map and schedule of events to take place along the route.

Science Center of Iowa
http://www.sciowa.org/
Experience the Science-Surrounds-Us-All Actuality at this 110,000 square-foot creative lifelong learning center in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.

State Data Center: Iowa
http://www.iowadatacenter.org/
The official source for U.S. Census statistics about Iowa.

State Historical Society of Iowa Home Page
http://www.iowahistory.org/
Highlights the valuable collections, services, and publications of the Society's museum, library, and other divisions. Also provides a listing of historical sites in Iowa.

State of Iowa Home Page
http://www.iowa.gov/
Official page for the State of Iowa with information on all branches and agencies of state government. Also includes resources for business, tourism, and education in the state.

State Resources Literacy and Learning Disabilities
http://www.literacydirectory.org/?op=hotlines&type=ld&cmd=search&state=IA
National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities list of Iowa organizations and agencies involved in these areas.

University of Iowa
http://www.uiowa.edu/
The official homepage of The University of Iowa, a major public research university located in Iowa City in southeast Iowa.

University of Northern Iowa
http://www.uni.edu/
The University of Northern Iowa prides itself on putting students first, and has a reputation for providing exceptional undergraduate education. Located in Cedar Falls, IA.