There’s A Little Known Network Of Rivers In Iowa… And It’s Truly A Natural Marvel

Iowa geography is stereotypically not very diverse. Rolling prairies were arguably its most unique quality, and those have been mostly eradicated. There’s also the Loess Hills in the west, and while they are unique in the United States, they are relatively unimpressive when viewed next to their counterparts in Asia and Europe.

Further to the east, however, lies The Driftless Area, or the Paleozoic Plateau. Here, countless rivers network to make an amazing array of tributaries along the Mississippi River where Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa meet. If you are used to the typical Iowan scenery, then The Driftless will seem to be truly foreign, and will make for a remarkable experience.

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