Last weekend I discovered the Great Pyramids of Iowa. These massive mounds were right out in the open. There were no national park signs to recognize these amazing monuments. Who built these pyramids, I asked myself. Did immigrants from Egypt build them to honor of their homeland? Did aliens from the future build them? I scanned the parking lot looking for a tour guide. I had so many questions…
Apparently, the National Park Service is falling down on the job. I couldn't find the park ranger or the gift store. Each year, thousands of people flock to The Field of Dreams in Eastern Iowa. Imagine the volume of tourists who would flock here to see the Great Pyramids, if they knew they were here. I was shocked to find there wasn’t even a self-pay box with a self-guided tour brochure at this great monument.
Slowly, I put two and two together and realized, this must not be a National Park…it must be a State Park. That would explain everything.
The lack of a park ranger was not going to inhibit my excitment. I (cautiously) got out of the car and approached the pyramids. I didn’t want to disturb any wildlife that might have relocated to the pyramids for the winter. As I neared the pyramids; I noticed the grains of sand used to build these particular pyramids were HUGE. I’ve been on lots of beaches and played in my share of sandboxes, but this was a very different type of sand.
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