Iowa natives and transplants unite! We have a state rich in both histories, and fun trivia. So, if you're going out for a night of bar trivia, be sure you study up on these 25+ Iowa facts before you go out. From political history to animals to... corn, you'll certainly know more about Iowa in a few minutes than you did prior!

Iowa is an ag state, and...

Iowa is an ag state, yes we all know that. But we're also a state full of Olympic athletes and a former U.S. president. We have a state bird, flower, and tree. We produce a certain crop in record amounts, and we also hold a water-related uniqueness. So, without further I-do, let's jump in.

Iowa Facts You Likely Never Knew

Iowa has a state with a rich history and many fun facts, How many of these did you already know? Test your Iowa knowledge!

So, now that you've been educated on some Iowa factoids, how about the best places to live in the Hawkeye State? The experts, based on several different metrics, have selected the top 25 places in Iowa to live. See if you agree.

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Iowa

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Iowa using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

Have you ever broken a dumb law? There's a pretty good chance you HAVE and didn't even know it! Here are some totally DUMB Iowa laws that somehow, are mostly still on the books. I wouldn't worry too much about 99.9% of 'em, however. I think you'll be okay if you screetch your tires.

12 Stupid Iowa Laws Still on the Books


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