9 Oddly Gigantic Items You Can Only Find In Iowa And Can’t Stop Staring At

If you’ve ever driven across Iowa, you know that there’s a LOT of empty space here. While many of us live in urban areas and the state is getting less and less rural with each passing year, that doesn’t change the fact that this is rolling farmland. We’re in big sky country. When you’ve got that much space, there is only one thing to do: fill it up with the world’s largest nonsense! Here at Only in Your State, we love exploring unique things to see in Iowa. Check out some of this creative art that Iowans have bestowed upon their countryside:

Each of these world’s largest items in Iowa deserves a visit, but perhaps nothing will impress you as much as the I-80 Truck Stop. It’s truly massive! Read all about it right here: Iowa Has A Massive Truck Stop That’s Bigger Than Most Small Towns.

Address: World's Largest Strawberry, 111 Commercial St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076, USA
Address: World's Largest Popcorn Ball, 1300 W Main St, Sac City, IA 50583, USA
Address: World's Largest Truck Stop, W Iowa 80 Rd, Walcott, IA 52773, USA
Address: Stanton, IA 51573, USA
Address: Brandon, IA 52210, USA
Address: World's Largest Concrete Gnome, 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Address: Coon Rapids, IA 50058, USA
Address: Crystal Lake, IA 50432, USA
Address: Albert the Bull Park: World's Largest Bull, 115 Circle Dr, Audubon, IA 50025, USA
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Unique Things To See In Iowa

December 22, 2021

What are some weird places in Iowa?

There are a lot of really weird places in Iowa! For example, did you know we have a little Statue of Liberty? It’s right in front of the Iowa State Capitol. And, Riverside is the future birthplace of Captain Kirk from Star Trek! There’s even a little plaque dedicated to him.

What are some unique restaurants in Iowa?

Many people are surprised by how many great restaurants in Iowa there are. We have an unfair reputation as a boring state, but we’ve got some fantastic restaurants from many different categories. Some of the most unique restaurants here are our many themed restaurants. Fong’s Pizza is quite unique: it’s designed to look like a traditional Chinese restaurant, but it serves pizza!

What are some of the best roadside attractions in Iowa?

Here are a few of our favorite roadside attractions in Iowa. Did you know we’ve got a giant spider made of a Volkswagen Beetle? And we’ve got a gas station Jesus… what other state can say that?

Address: World's Largest Strawberry, 111 Commercial St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076, USA
Address: World's Largest Popcorn Ball, 1300 W Main St, Sac City, IA 50583, USA
Address: World's Largest Truck Stop, W Iowa 80 Rd, Walcott, IA 52773, USA
Address: Stanton, IA 51573, USA
Address: Brandon, IA 52210, USA
Address: World's Largest Concrete Gnome, 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Address: Coon Rapids, IA 50058, USA
Address: Crystal Lake, IA 50432, USA
Address: Albert the Bull Park: World's Largest Bull, 115 Circle Dr, Audubon, IA 50025, USA