The Hawkeye State is home to some truly wonderful parks. Some of the most popular include Lake Manawa, Backbone, and the Yellow River State Forest. But not all Iowa parks are created equal. In fact, it's puzzling as to why this one was created in the first place.

We often go to parks to bask in the beautiful nature, or simply to just get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. This park doesn't exactly allow either of those things, as it's simply too small. It is however located in a town many Iowans themselves have never even heard of.

Be careful not to blink while passing by this park, because you might miss it if you do.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Welcome To Hiteman, Iowa

Hiteman is located around 30 miles west of Ottumwa and not too far off from the Missouri border. No major highways go through the tiny town, in fact, the only roads in Hiteman are gravel. It has no post office, gas station, or even a church that I could find. But it does have one, very small park.

The park includes a bench, well pump, a city park sign, an American flag, and by the looks of it, around 12 feet of grass to stroll on.

Unfortunately, the well pump is no longer working, but there is one more tiny surprise at this park. If you're familiar with geocaching, there is a cache located near the city park sign.

You can learn more about this park and the small town of Hiteman, Iowa in the YouTube link below.

Have You Ever Explored the 'War Eagle Monument' on the South Dakota/Iowa Border?

Originally being from the Sioux City area, I grew up knowing about the War Eagle Monument perched on a bluff along I-29. There was at least one field trip for every kid in the area to the monument.

However, speaking with folks from Sioux Falls, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. All they know about I-29 in Sioux City was that it was usually under construction.

When crossing into Iowa from South Dakota on I-29, look up!

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