This Hidden Destination In Iowa Is A Secret Only Locals Know About

While Iowa is full of well-known and well-loved destinations, there are still some hidden treasures that only people who have been around awhile are privy to. If you’re an Iowa local, then you know that there are some places that are only talked about in select circles, and you may have a certain pride in being able to find those amazing destinations that are a little bit more off the beaten path than the rest.

Even if you’re a born and bred Iowan, you may not know that there is actually a real island hiding right here in the state. The tiny island town of Sabula, Iowa, is situated right on the Mississippi River and is home to roughly 600 people.

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:

Have you been to Iowa’s only island? What did you think? Looking for more of Iowa’s hidden treasures? Check out 15 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Iowa.