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This Midwestern state is birthplace to many famous people and athletes such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Johnny Carson, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, Shawn Johnson, Tom Brands, John Wayne and many others. But it is also known as The Food Capitol of the World due to its deep roots in agriculture and the soul of the Corn Belt. Birthplace of the Eskimo Pie, Iowa is also home to Quaker Oats, Heinz, ConAgra Foods, and Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Tourism is also a huge business. Sporting events from baseball to soccer can be found throughout the state. Additionally, an inordinate amount of state and regional parks are a huge draw to the outdoor enthusiast. Anyone with even the slightest romantic streak must visit Madison County, home setting of the novel The Bridges of Madison County and the Clint Eastwood-Meryl Streep film. Although there are only 6 covered bridges left, they are a must see. All of Madison County seems to resonate romance. Whether you start in Ames and end in Waterloo, get to Iowa, and enjoy a state steeped in good eats and great American history.