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Old 11-10-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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So would it make more sense to group Iowa in with Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois based off similarities or Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota? That's the big question.
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: 78745
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Northern Iowa is most like Minnesota.

Eastern Iowa is most like Illinois

Southern Iowa is most like Missouri
Exactly. Keep it simple.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:15 PM
 
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Northwest Ohio is a lot like Iowa, right down to all the German immigrants whose descendants are still there, except that the farms are less spread out.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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If it weren't for the Northeast corner with Chicago and Lake Michigan, Illinois would be the same as Iowa. Corn and soybean fields, medium-sized industrial cities.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Iowa has always felt like a transitional state to me, western Iowa definitely goes with Nebraska, eastern Iowa goes with Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I know that northern Missouri feels like southern Iowa, but these two states just seem so different to each other overall. Missouri just feels southern to me, with the Ozarks, and the cotton fields along the Mississippi River.
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Iowa has always felt like a transitional state to me, western Iowa definitely goes with Nebraska, eastern Iowa goes with Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I know that northern Missouri feels like southern Iowa, but these two states just seem so different to each other overall. Missouri just feels southern to me, with the Ozarks, and the cotton fields along the Mississippi River.
Missouri isn't Southern as a whole. The southern third of the state is the South. The rest of the state has more in common with the Lower Midwest, albeit with Southern influences. Cotton only exists in the far southeastern portions of the state. And the Ozarks are not Southern as a whole either.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:00 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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What would you say?
If you're talking geography Iowa's terrain (at least off of Interstates 80, 29, and 90) is identical to the eastern two thirds of Nebraska, much of eastern South Dakota, and southern Minnesota. Of course once you got off the beaten track you'll see differences in each state. The culture in those areas mentioned is going to be pretty similar.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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Depends what part of Iowa you are taking about?
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