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Past the rolling cornfields and small-town stereotypes, there’s so much more to the Hawkeye State than meets the eye. In the heart of Iowa there are destinations deeply tied to pop culture, truly impressive dining experiences, and offbeat attractions you’ll have to see to believe. Across every corner of the state there are places that prove Iowa is not just a flyover state. Its iconic attractions and epic eateries will have you asking, ‘Is this heaven?’ Nope, it’s Iowa. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.