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On the Galena River, this bustling historic town features century-old buildings housing shops and restaurants; some 50 inns and hotels welcome travelers for vacation getaways.
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This new hotel in Chicago's River East neighborhood is ready to spoil you with chic styling and amenities.
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Explore the Great River Road Scenic Byway towns of Quincy and Nauvoo, Illinois.
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James Beard Award winner Bruce Sherman shows how his farm-to-table approach at North Pond flourished before it was cool.
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Just 90 minutes northwest of Chicago, Rockford (population: 153,000) is reinventing itself as a weekend-worthy destination.
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Part rock show, part audience participation and part silly (see how one mouth can turn marshmallows into a bunny sculpture), Blue Man Group mashes up a night out.
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When you need a day trip from Chicago or a weekend getaway from the big city, you don't have to go far. These escapes—including Amish Country, Indiana; Galena, Illinois; and Lake Geneva,...
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Enjoy the Midwest's growing wine scene with a scenic drive or overnight stay in one of the region's thriving wine areas.
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Whether you go storm-chasing, bread-baking, schooner-sailing or cattle-driving, you'll come home with stories your friends can't wait to hear.
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Winter casts a magical glow over cityscapes—especially at these destinations offering some of the Midwest's most treasured holiday traditions.

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