It depends where you are in Iowa.
If you go to Des Moines (which is where I'm from), there's a lot to do. We have a comedy club, many many bars, many wonderful restaurants, a minor league baseball team, arena football, a hockey team, a minor league basketball team (just starting up), lots of soccer to watch, many parks and fishing areas, a small but busy downtown . . . . I could go on and on.
Iowa itself is quite varied. If all you've ever done is drive through Iowa and you don't see the beauty in a wide open field, then it's boring.
Having been raise in Iowa, I've grown an appreciation for the beauty of a bright green and yellow cornfield. It's quite a sight. Of course, again, if all you are doing is driving through, it's a sight you get a lot of . . . . so yeah, it can get boring.
Iowa has a lot of small towns that are fantastic! Pella is my personal favorite. But each small town has its own personality and unique shops.
The college towns--Ames and Iowa City--are fun, but it's better if you are a drinker and don't mind the college age crowds.
Iowa, contrary to what many think, is not flat. It's actually full of hills. A friend of mine from graduate school (in Kansas) called Iowa's hills "bosomy." Take that how you will. :)
As for being compared to Minnesota or Nebraska, Iowans don't take kindly to either. Minnesota is full of not so bring folks who don't know how to drive and cheer on football teams that think purple is a manly color (Go Bears!), and Nebraska has even less than Iowa does. They even called their college team the "Cornhuskers." I mean seriously. (I kid! I kid! Because I can!)
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