Iowa is one of those states that outsiders often disregard, but those who live here know it’s home to one hidden gem after another. And that’s just fine with us – we love our own little slice of Americana all to ourselves. For those who have strong roots in Iowa, the culture of this great state has had a huge influence. We’ve got unique destinations to visit, festivals you can’t experience anywhere else, and some of the best – and biggest – food in the United States. The Hawkeye State also has that unique Midwestern charm that feels like the old ways still hold sway and folks don’t mind doing things a little more slowly. We’ve got a lot of state pride, and companies like Wear Your Roots are happy to help us show it off with unique apparel. How many of these eight signs of deep roots in Iowa apply to you?

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Do you have strong roots in Iowa? Tell us your Hawkeye State memories in the comments section, and if you’re planning to use Wear Your Roots for your Iowa gear, make sure to use code Iowa10 to get 10 percent off your next order! We think there’s much to explore and love in the Hawkeye State – did you know it’s home to the famous cafe from the Old Home commercials?

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