No matter how long you've lived in the great Hawkeye state, there are still little tidbits of information you learn about Iowa that you would never have guessed. Do you know where the state got its name? Or that Iowa is home to one culture's last piece of operating history in the entire country?

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For example, the Dutch Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn is home to the only remaining operational, authentic Danish windmill in the United States. It's impressive it's been operational for so long, being it was built in 1848. 

There's plenty to learn, and we've pulled 13 together here thanks to the help of OnlyInYourState.

Weird Facts About Iowa


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