Ten fun facts about Iowa


Fact 1
Snake Alley, an alley located in Burlington, Iowa has been declared to be the “most crooked street in the world,” according to the popular television series “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”.

Fact 2
Madison County, Iowa is famous for its six bridges. The oldest bridge is Imes Bridges.

Fact 3
An outdated law that is still on the books as of 2013 makes it illegal for a man that has a moustache to publicly kiss a woman.


Fact 4
The court house located in Dubuque County is the only such court house in the United States that has a gold dome.

Fact 5
A law still on the books in the year 2013 that is no longer upheld makes it illegal for any person to kiss for longer than five minutes.

Fact 6
Winnebago County, Iowa is where numerous campers and motor homes are built. That is where the term for these vehicles, “Winnebago’s” originates from.

Fact 7
Both the east and west border of the state are formed by 100% water. These borders are the Missouri river and Mississippi river.

Fact 8
According to law in Dubuque County, any hotel that is in operation must have a hitching post and a water bucket located outside the building. This law is not upheld.

Fact 9
The name of this state starts with two vowels. No other state has this characteristic.

Fact 10
Iowa hosts the National Balloon Museum regularly every year and it also hosts the “Nordic Fest”, which commemorates its Scandinavian ancestry.


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Short about Iowa
Is the 26th largest state located in the Midwestern area of the United States of America.

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Fast facts
Number of households
1,223,509
Population
3,075,039
Per capita income
$26,545
Life expectancy in number of years
79.7
Statehood
December 28, 1846
Capital
Des Moines
Largest city
Des Moines
Number of billionaires
1
State bird
Eastern goldfinch
State fish
Channel catfish
State tree
Bur Oak
State flower
Wild prairie rose