10 Ways Iowa Has Quietly Become the Coolest State in America

Fast Company said, “Never mind California or New York. By some important measures, Des Moines is way ahead of its cooler coastal cousins.”

Here’s what Fast Company doesn’t realize: it’s not just Des Moines that’s cool. Iowa offers rich cultural experiences, great dining opportunities, kind people who work hard, and a high quality of life. The world is starting to notice our quiet Midwestern state.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What do you think is cool about Iowa? Tell us about it in the comments.