Worst towns in Iowa

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  1. Haverhill

    Haverhill Well-Known Member

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    Many towns in Iowa have been passed by mother time and left by the wayside. These towns may be depressing, run-down, desolate, or flat out boring.r.. maybe all four. Which town do you think is THE worst town in Iowa?
     
  2. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    Milo, Palmyra, Promise City.
     
  3. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who says something other than Iowa City deserves a nut punch.
     
  4. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    Nut punch to Clones21. I can't keep this up forever, going to need help.
     
  5. iacyguy

    iacyguy Well-Known Member

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    Dirty Dodge! (Fort Dodge Iowa)
     
  6. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    Ottumwa
     
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  7. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Being from eastern iowa I feel there are too many to choose from over there...
     
  8. timappelgate

    timappelgate Well-Known Member

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    Marshalltown
     
  9. Trainer

    Trainer Well-Known Member

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    SPOILER ALERT!
    We did this last year and decided on Ottumwa.
    SPOILER ALERT!
     
  10. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    hey now! i was born there and the place was fun back in the 90s!! have heard it went to crap though... i say eagle grove (also known as little chicago back in the day) is the worst town. or clarion
     
  11. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    In before someone says just give the bottom 2 rows of counties to Missouri.
     
  12. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    false. not great but definitely not the worst
     
  13. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    You fool! Use the "SPOILER" tags! Like this:

    Ottumwa sucks, we figured it out last year!
     
  14. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe Ottumwa wasn't the worst town this year. They might have done something to improve or maybe another city did something worse to move up.
     
  15. stevefrench

    stevefrench Well-Known Member

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    Cedar Rapids. everything along HWY 30 East of CR. Every town along the mississippi. there's a lot of trashy crapiness going on over there.

    to be honest, I think the Iowa City area (IC, coralville, North liberty) is one of the few okay places to live in eastern Iowa. besides all the haweye people of course.
     
  16. stevefrench

    stevefrench Well-Known Member

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    very close to the worst
     
  17. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    One of the funniest threads ever started about kids throwing rocks from a bridge onto the interstate somewhere in Des Moines...yet the thread evolved into a very entertaining defense of a small central Iowa town when someone's feelings got hurt. Can't remember the town in that thread though...it was hilarious! Was it Woodward or Granger...anyone remember that thread?
     
  18. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    Well I like Dubuque although there can be some rough parts, but I wasn't too impressed with Burlington when I had to stay there a week.
     
  19. is09span

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    I grew up in Des Moines and I have lived in Muscatine for the past 7 months. It's pretty bad over here.... Good thing I'm moving today.
     
  20. Cyclonetrombone

    Cyclonetrombone Well-Known Member

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    I must have missed time having a sex change... first I have ever heard of it being referred to as a female. Father time was cool, played baseball, drank beer, real down to earth stuff, I don't see him having that surgery... but weirder things have happened lately I suppose.

    In response to the question: If you want a run down town look no further than Clinton, IA.
     

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