11 Surprising Sites in Iowa

When asked for details about the Hawkeye State, many people admit they don’t know much. We are here to tell you, this state, covered in rolling hills and about 92% farmland, offers a lot you don’t want to miss. Located in the part of the nation known as "America’s Heartland," Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed entirely by rivers. Some other facts to keep in mind: Iowa boasts the highest literacy rate in the nation (99% of the population can read); hogs outnumber humans four to one; it is the birthplace of John Wayne (aka The Duke); and is home to the National Hobo Convention celebrating the nomadic traveler. From the most crooked street in the world to a romantic host of covered bridges, you will find something to enjoy in Iowa.
By: Jennifer Frazier
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