There are places in America where 'drunk and disorderly' seems to be the norm.

In fact, well-known party towns like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orlando have all landed in the top ten of a new poll of the spots where things get wild on a regular basis.

But what about the cities that fully embrace their sobriety?

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There are plenty of them out there, including one in Iowa.

The capital city of the Hawkeye State, Des Moines, is the fourth-best city in America for sober living, according to a new study from Diabetic.org.

100 cities across the country were ranked in a number of categories ranging from alcohol and drug use to treatment facilities and volunteer opportunities.

Despite having the eighth-highest rate of alcohol consumption among the top ten cities 2.39 gallons annually per capita),  Des Moines made up for it with the fewest drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people among the top ten cities (13.42), the second-most Alcoholics Anonymous locations per one million people (2.8), the second-highest percentage of residents who volunteer (31.78%), and the third-fewest illicit drug users per 100 people (7.95).

BEST CITIES FOR SOBER LIVING

  1. Madison, Wisconsin
  2. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  3. Durham, North Carolina
  4. Des Moines, Iowa
  5. Indianapolis, Indiana
  6. Richmond, Virginia
  7. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  8. Provo, Utah
  9. Toledo, Ohio
  10. Bridgeport, Connecticut

The Sunken Iowa Steamboat

A shipwreck full of sunken treasure isn't exactly something you'd expect to find anywhere near the state of Iowa, but the remains of a giant steamboat ship still lie at the bottom of this western Iowa river to this day. You can also find out more information on the shipwreck at Only In Your State.

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!


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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