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Secret Iowa

Book cover of Secret Iowa: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful & Obscure

Secret Iowa: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is written by Megan Bannister and published through Reedy Press.

Some claim there’s nothing to see in flyover country. But take a closer look and you’ll discover that Iowa is home to more than just cornfields. In fact, across the Hawkeye State you’ll encounter hidden gems and secret spots abound. For instance, do you know where you can find the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright designed hotel in the world? What about how much the World’s Largest Popcorn Ball weighs? And why did the Los Angeles Lakers pay to build a basketball court in the small town of Carroll? Dive in and discover the state’s offbeat history and quirky places through Secret Iowa: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

The book is currently available below and through all major booksellers, including Reedy Press, Amazon and


Grabbed your copy of Secret Iowa and planning a road trip around the state to check out all the weird and wacky stops? Use this handy map to plan your trip.