Iowa May 21, 2018
12 Privileges Iowans Have That The Rest Of The U.S. Doesn’t
There’s something special about living in the Hawkeye State. When most Americans think of our state, they think we’re a flyover state full of cornfields and cows. While they’re not exactly
wrong, what they fail to realize is that Iowa is the flyest of the flyover states, and that there are a few Iowa privileges that we don’t take for granted.
1. We're home to the best fair in the world - the Iowa State Fair.
Whether you travel all this way for the Butter Cow, or to enjoy the rides and entertainment, there's no doubt that the Iowa State Fair is one of a kind.
2. We can travel the world without leaving Iowa.
From Pella to Decorah, it's possible to have an entire European vacation without getting on a plane! That's one Iowa privilege that we're sure lucky to have.
3. We can explore caves...
Hiking through Maquoketa Caves State Park is one of the most quinteseentially Iowan experiences! If you'd rather explore caves in a different way, you can even take a
cave boat tour
here in Iowa.
4. ... hike around waterfalls...
There are plenty of waterfalls in the Hawkeye State that are perfect for hiking and exploring. Which one is your favorite?
5. ...and climb to scenic vistas.
The lookout at Pikes Peak State Park makes for one breathtaking view! Look down over the river and take in the stunning sights any time of year.
6. We know how to make an award winning steak.
7. And we've perfected the tenderloin.
If you don't believe me, just try any of these tenderloins that made our list of the
Best in the Midwest
8. Our lakes are as good as any ocean!
Actually, they might even be better. You can paddle out on Okoboji and relax all day without worrying about big waves capsizing your kayak!
9. The legendary Mississippi River is part of our every day lives.
The Mississippi River is a natural wonder that most Americans only read about in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For Iowans, the Mississippi is a summer destination for hiking, partying, and sailing.
10. We have easy access to the freshest produce around.
In fact, when it's zucchini season, you'd better lock your doors. I can't be the only one that's come home to a big bag of squash in the house from an over-eager neighbor, right?
11. Des Moines is the best foodie city in the nation.
While it may not get the press that Philadelphia or Austin gets to enjoy, more and more culinary enthusiasts are realizing what we've known all along.
12. We're home to the kindest people you'll ever meet.
There's a reason we like to stay here - because we make friends so easily, and nowhere else feels like home.
When it comes down to it, Iowa might be the best state in the nation to settle down. What’s your favorite Iowa privilege?