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Get our weekend guides for great things to do, places to eat and places to stay in some of the Midwest's top destinations, including Chicago, the Twin Cities, St. Louis, Omaha, Milwaukee, Madison, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati and Des Moines.

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The rugged North Dakota badlands complement the laid-back charm of tiny Medora for a getaway that promises awe-inspiring views, comfortable accommodations, cowboy eats and even a musical revue.
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Come to cross the gentle headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi, and you’ll fall in love with the virgin pine forests, tranquil blue lakes and bike trails that make Itasca State Park and the Park...
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A long weekend in Dayton, Ohio, means a chance to delve into aviation history, see riverfront waterworks, appreciate art, eat at both retro-cool and new chef-driven restaurants, and shop in a trendy...
St. Louis, Missouri
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It's a challenge to get to know a city in just one weekend, but our writers are up to it. See their recommendations for what to do, where to eat and where to stay for a fun and adventure-packed...
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Madison—university town, lakeside city, foodie haven, state capitol—exudes both sophistication and a small-town feel. Here’s our guide to exploring this artsy, music-loving and sporty spot on a...
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Explore the Motor City’s rich history, arts, entertainment, and culture while discovering some of the newer hot spots and the flourishing farm-and-food scene.
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This big city on the Great Plains may be best known for its sublime steaks and world-class zoo, but you’ll also want to explore diverse restaurants, the hip music scene and revived historic...
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Let that famous Gateway Arch be your portal to a city of proud neighborhoods, where all the amenities of a big metropolitan area—museums, restaurants, concerts, parks and sports—are incredibly easy...
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A weekend visit to Brew City should include a brewery tour, but that’s just one part of the Milwaukee experience. Explore art, architecture, German food, lakeside parks and maybe a festival on an...
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Our guide to a weekend in Cincinnati takes you to foodie finds, unexpected art tours, an Instagram-worthy bridge stop, the rejuvenated Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and a gem called Eden Park.

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