I have lived in Iowa my entire 18 years of life and had no idea that I was missing out on so much.
#1 Pick: Alcova. 4 hours away & home of the VW Spider.
#2 Pick: Algona. 3.5 hours away and home of the world's largest Cheeto. (!!!!!!!)
#3 Pick: Audubon. 3.5 hours away and home of "Albert the bull"
#4 Pick: Council Bluffs Black Angel, 4 hours away.
#5 Pick: Pocahontas in Pocahontas, Iowa. 3 hours and 35 minutes away.
#6 Pick: Covered bridges of Madison County. 3 hours away.