Click into Iowa culture next week with a free app from the state Department of Cultural Affairs. The mobile app–“Iowa Culture”–is loaded with info, including 3,500 public art displays, museums and historical sites. And it’s interactive, so users can add to the content by suggesting places and submitting photos.
You’ll find everything from national landmarks to historic ballrooms, from noteworthy bridges to movie locations. Development began in 2013, and officials are excited by the results, which include photos and carefully researched descriptions.
“It’s so cool,” says Chris Kramer, the department’s deputy director, who tested the app on a trip through southern Iowa last week. “As you travel, just hit ‘near me,’ and you get all kinds of great information about sites nearby. It’s really fun.”
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