This Iowa Bridge Is the Only One Like It in America And It Will Amaze You
By Rachel Morey Flynn|Updated on July 17, 2021(Originally published July 11, 2021)
Rachel Morey Flynn
Rachel lives in eastern Iowa. She was born in Wisconsin, but only lived there for a few weeks before her parents realized how much better Iowa was and moved. She believes in serial commas, kindness, and good food.
In 2015, the BBC designated this unique bridge in Iowa as one of the eight most amazing footbridges on the planet. It’s the only one on their list in the United States, and we’re lucky enough to have it right in our own backyard.
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Where can I find unique architecture in Iowa?
There is fascinating architecture scattered throughout the Hawkeye State. The town that takes the cake for the most interesting architecture is Ida Grove, where you'll find castles scattered about town! An eccentric businessman built them, and now they define the town. Another interesting spot is Elk Horn, where you'll find an authentic Danish windmill right in the middle of town. Pella features some dutch architecture, too! There are a dozen Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Iowa, and many are open to the public. You can learn more about these landmark homes and buildings right here.
Are there any must-see unique attractions in Iowa?
Some of the most unique attractions in Iowa that are man-made include the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, the Julien Dubuque Monument in Dubuque, and the Jesse James Train Robbery Site. Some natural wonders that have become unique attractions in Iowa include the Loess Hills, the bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, and Maquoketa Caves. One must-see unique spot that's a bit of both is Effigy Mounds National Monument, where indigenous people built burial mounds into the earth, and you can walk about and see these sacred grounds in person.