A Northeast City is Named the ‘Best Hippie Town’ in Iowa [PHOTOS]
The term "hippie" is hard to define this day in age, but you know it when you see it!
"Every state's got its eclectic hippie haven, whether it's a farm commune in Missouri or an artists colony in Mississippi. We've rounded up the hippiest of the hippie from all 50."
That's what's written in the new article done by Thrillist, reporting on the "best hippie towns" in America. Iowa doesn't come to mind when I think of the word 'hippie,' but apparently we do have a city that fits the bill, and it's up in the Northeastern region of our great state. I'm talking about Decorah.
"Sure, you COULD take Claritin or some other mass-produced chemical to fix your allergies. But that wouldn’t be very hippie, now would it. No, better to raise bees. That’s the solution in this small Midwestern town where the high pollen counts led to widespread beekeeping, and where organic honey is easier to find than Diet Coke. It’s also home to Luther College -- a small liberal arts school with a strong arts program -- and a natural foods co-op, about as common in small Midwestern towns as scuba shops. It’s also home to two breweries, which while not exactly hippie, don’t exactly scream “middle of the corn belt” either."
When you look up the city of Decoah on Instagram, you can see why it might be considered a bit "hippie":
To see the cities for the rest of the 50 states, click HERE.
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