14 Quirky Facts About Iowa That Sound Made Up, But Are 100% Accurate

If you ask outsiders about Iowa, they might think that the Hawkeye State is a humdrum “flyover state” – but residents know better! Iowa has a rich history full of records, firsts, inventions, notable citizens, and unique sites. You could live in this state for decades and only scratch the surface. These fourteen quirky facts about Iowa peel back the layers of this unique state and reveal some of its most unique locations and cultural quirks. So come along for the ride, and you might just discover your next vacation destination or day trip!

How many of these quirky facts about Iowa did you know? Do you know any unusual facts about the Hawkeye State’s history or culture that we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments section. You can learn more about the two biggest attractions on this list, Vesterheim and the Iowa 80 Truck Stop, with a visit to their official websites. For another unusual chapter in Iowa’s history, check out the strange history of Colfax.

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