October 09, 2003

*Iowa Tourism

I think Iowa could use a new tourism slogan. Here are my suggestions:

1. We knew John Wayne when he was named Marion.
2. We don't have potatoes, jerk. That's Idaho.
3. No professional sports teams=Low crime rates!
4. Four hours from Minneapolis.
5. Cedar Rapids was prominently featured in the hit movie Titanic!
6. Field of Dreams filmed here. We haven't shut up about it since.
7. The only place Laura Ingalls Wilder lived but was too ashamed to write about.
8. Five hours from Chicago.
9. Birthplace of nylon.
10. Better get here before we burn the whole place down!

Posted by Jennifer at October 9, 2003 04:52 AM


"Des Moines - say it right or get the hell out."

Posted by: Ted at October 9, 2003 07:00 AM

Iowa: Don't let the corn fool you--we're not Indiana.

Posted by: Susie at October 9, 2003 12:57 PM

"Des Moines - it rhymes with loins!"

"Welcome to Iowa - home of Radar O'Reilly, too!"

Posted by: mikey at October 9, 2003 01:25 PM

"Iowa - It only smells like pig shit in summer!"

Posted by: Matt Navarre at October 9, 2003 11:51 PM

Des Moines rhymes with "loin." :-)

Y'all came up with some great ones.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 10, 2003 12:51 AM

My favorite thing I have read about Iowa was in an Onion article about the 2000 census. In it, nobody turned in their surveys, except the corn staters because of the "Iowa, come to your census!" campaign.

I have never laughed as hard as when I read that article. Unfortunately, I'm at work and can't get to the site to post a link.

Posted by: Alan at October 10, 2003 10:41 AM