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Not much money to travel? No problem for your Midwest weekend getaway. See our ideas for budget getaways throughout the Midwest. We'll steer you to free attractions, places with discounted admission, inexpensive restaurants and more.

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The Detroit Historical Museum, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Seney National Wildlife Refuge and a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home are just a few of the free things to do in Michigan.
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Explore free Kansas attractions including the state capitol, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the Fort Scott National Historic Site and Monument Rocks.
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The Des Moines Art Center, Dubuque arboretum, American Gothic House Center and all state parks are just some of the free things to do in Iowa.
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Explore free museums, parks and monuments in Indianapolis, Richmond and other cities in Indiana.
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Find free things to do including museums, gardens, zoos and historic sites in Chicago, Springfield and other locations around Illinois.
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With cheap eats, a free art museum, spacious parks and vibrant historical areas, Omaha makes a fun and affordable Midwest weekend getaway.

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“Free” is such a beautiful word. Especially when it’s paired with something really cool to see or do. My hometown of Madison offers a wealth of free or low-cost...

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For a fun, well-rounded Midwest weekend getaway that’s easy on the wallet, check out free Kansas City attractions, such as the Hallmark Visitors Center, the Money...

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Whether you’re a fan of the Twin Cities’ glittering blue lakes and lush parks or its many artsy offerings, there is plenty to do for free or for only a parking fee...

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A weekend getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, some of the Heartland’s finest attractions won’t cost you a penny. Explore the region's wide array of budget travel stops for the...

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