We Iowans know that the place we come from and the collection of people we're a part of is unique. I mean, with all this corn, you've got to be a little different, right?

Here are 25 things that make Iowa stand out from the rest.

25 Things Exclusive to Iowans and Their State

Those of us with Iowa roots know that the place we come from and the collection of people we're a part of is unique. I mean, with all this corn, you've got to be a little different, right?

A personal story I have in regards to our home state comes from one of my few trips to other parts of the country.

When working at Camp Pontiac in upstate New York, a sleep-away camp for kids coming from affluent families largely in New York and Florida, I made a large group of friends from all around the world. Counselors came from Florida, Arizona, California, and even England and other parts of the United Kingdom. I'm still in contact with a few of these friends today, and may just schedule a trip to one of the sunnier states to visit a couple this winter.

On the last day of camp, saying goodbye was hard, but I was ready to head back to school at UNI and see my family again.

When saying goodbyes and giving out hugs, my go-to line was "Hey, if you want to see some corn, you can always visit." It got a laugh like 70% of the time.

These people really had no idea what I was talking about, though.

When driving on the highway back to Cedar Falls, I sent a 30-second Snapchat video to my group of friends that was strictly cornfields next to the road. My caption? "I told you."

I can see all the surprised faces and responses now. For example, "OMG. You weren't lying."

If You Don't Have These on Your Front Door in Iowa, You're Just Not Cool

Decorating with L.E.D. strip lights is so much fun and adds a lot to your "curb appeal".

Top 10 Fantastic Breweries in the Cedar Valley & Northeast Iowa - List

It's a quote that rings true, "Local Beer is Better". Why? Because you're supporting your friends and neighbors. Heck, you might even personally know the brewmaster of your favorite local beer. How cool is that? The "dive bar" down on the corner might have it's own place in society, but they're quickly being replaced by local breweries with unique themes and spacious taprooms. On top of that, they take the joy of beer to the next level, with some really good (and sometimes award-winning) beer! Scroll down for our virtual brewery tour.