ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Iowa Crazy Laws and Fun Facts

Updated on August 21, 2018
Inside the state capital located in Des Moines, Iowa
Inside the state capital located in Des Moines, Iowa | Source

Crazy, Loony Laws In Iowa

  • It is illegal to accept a gratuity or tip in Iowa.
  • In Marshalltown, Iowa, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
  • One armed piano players must perform for free.
  • All boxes used to pick hops must be exactly 36 inches long.
  • Kisses may last for no longer than five minutes.
  • It is illegal to hunt from an aircraft.
  • It is illegal to have a running tab in Iowa.
  • A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
  • The Iowa Legislature once passed a resolution ordering the state cafeteria to start serving cornbread.
  • Within the city limits of Ottumwa a man may not wink at a woman he does not know.


John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa
John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa | Source

Iowa Triva and Fun Facts

  • A whole 90% of Iowa's land is devoted to farming.
  • Iowa is the only state that begins with two vowels.
  • The film Hoosiers, made in 1986, was based on the true story if a small town basketball team the won the 1954 state championship over a much larger school with what was thought to be a stronger team.
  • Indiana is the home to the world's tallest woman, Sandra Allen. She is 7 feet 7 inches tall.
  • Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed 100% by water. They are bordered by the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers.
  • Iowa State University is the largest land grant college in the US.
  • Herbert Hoover, our 31st president of the United States and a Iowa native, was the first president to be born west of the Mississippi.
  • John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa. He began his life known as Marion Robert Morrison and grew up to become one of the most popular actors of our time.
  • Cedar Rapids is the home of Quaker Oats, the world's largest cereal company.
  • More than 90% of Iowa's citizens can read making it the state with the highest literacy rate in the US.

Wlcome to Amana Colonies enjoy.
Wlcome to Amana Colonies enjoy. | Source

Places to visit in Iowa

Iowa has several places of interest that draw a crowd. One of the most popular is called Okoboji. So what exactly is Okoboji? It's a large area filled with fun and attractions centered between 5 of the Great Lakes in Iowa. It is filled with little shops, museums, quaint spots to eat, walking trails, water fun, and so much more. It is one of those spots that has something for everyone.

Another spot of interest is the Amana Colonies. This historical site is actually up of seven colonies dating back to 1714. They were originally colonies built by Germans who were seeking freedom in Iowa.

If you liked the movie Field of Dreams you will love visiting this site. It's called the Field of Dreams. There you will see the same farm and baseball field that was used in the movie. How often do you get to visit the actual place that a movie was made?

There are many more attractions that will keep you busy while in Iowa. I only mentioned three of my favorites. Go ahead visit Iowa you will love it. There is camping, hiking, museums galore, and there is also haunted place for those who enjoy be scared.

Iowan Arabella Mansfield the first female lawyer in the United States

The Grotto considered by many as the 8th wonder of the world.
The Grotto considered by many as the 8th wonder of the world. | Source

Iowa is home to the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Grotto of the Redemption, a religious monument in West Bend, is considered to be the world’s most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, and shells, the value of which is estimated to be more than $4.3 million.

© 2010 Susan Hazelton

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You've got that right. Thanks

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, bring on the corn bread - and who needs a strange man winking at you.

      These are so much fun! Thanks again!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)