Iowa Has A Lost Town Most People Don’t Know About

Did you know that one of Iowa’s top tourist destinations is hiding a tragic secret? Lake Red Rock – located in the heart of the state and popular for hiking, boating, swimming and fishing – was only able to be created alongside the destruction of six thriving Iowa towns. Read more about this sad and true bit of Iowa history below.

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:

Did you know about the towns below Lake Red Rock? If you’re a fan of Iowa history, read more about the strange occurrences in the Hawkeye State here: 7 Horrifying Iowa Stories You Didn’t Learn About In History Class.