8 Truly Wild Places You Would Never Expect To Find In Iowa

When it comes to diverse ecosystems, you may be impressed by our own wild Iowa. While we don’t have crazy high mountains or a shoreline that touches the ocean, our middle-of-the-country location means we have a balance. Iowa is home to scenic rivers, sprawling wetlands, and plenty of forested woodlands. Get in touch with the wild side of the Hawkeye State this year!

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Iowa’s wildlife is not always what it seems. Read These 6 Out-Of-Place Creatures Have Been Spotted In Iowa And You’ll Want To Steer Clear to learn about a few critters that have been spotted out and about.