Have you been to this awesome state park?

In every state, there's a place/a few places that just don't seem to fit in with the norm of the state. Thrillist says that this could be based off of several factors: "Sometimes the politics make the outcast. Sometimes, the ideology. Sometimes it's because it just looks." Thrillist actually went on a mission to find out what that place was for each state, and for Iowa, it's a place that's not too far away from us: Maquoketa Caves State Park.

"People who think Iowa's merely the cradle of high-fructose corn syrup have probably only seen it from the window of an airplane. The state has A LOT more to offer than just cornfields, like this park in the "Driftless" region. Turns out, glaciers didn't wipe everything out during the last ice age, and these limestone caves (and the green wilderness around them) remain. So while the rest of Iowa might be as flat and corn-strewn as you learned in fifth grade, this section looks more like it wandered in from Northwest Oregon."

The Maquoketa Caves are actually on my summer bucket list, so I hope to be headed out there soon!

[Via Thrillist]

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