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The laid-back lakeside life of the Brainerd Lakes region has drawn families for generations. Discover why.
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Bald eagles, a beautifully crafted carousel and freshwater pearls add whimsy and character to Lake City and Wabasha, nestled along Lake Pepin where the Mississippi majestically widens.
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The remote, lake-filled, 1 million-plus acres of the Boundary Waters near Canada lure adventurers who mix days of hiking and canoeing with legendary characters, tiny towns and excellent pie.
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Three Midwest lakes in Minnesota, Indiana and Missouri offer all the allure of more popular destinations without the traffic.
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Our favorite Midwest resort destinations range from cozy lakeside lodges to indoor water park behemoths. Dive in to check out our top picks for a fabulous Midwest getaway.
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New Buffalo, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor (90 minutes east of Chicago) welcome visitors with pristine beaches, great shopping, lakeside restaurants and a front-row view of sunsets over Lake Michigan...
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Sun, sand and ... race cars? Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, offers heart-pumping action in a pretty resort area.
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From Minnesota to Ohio, towns along the Midwest's Great Lakes capture the summer vacation spirit. Here are some of our favorite Great Lakes getaways, with tips on exploring each one.
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The 1,200-mile Lake Superior Circle Tour is one of the world's greatest drives. Check out our 21 photos for a sample of what you can see and do on this epic trip.
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Peaceful lakes, sweeping vistas, state fair food—here is our list of 30 essential Midwest experiences. Consider this a checklist for this year's travel, in case it's time to renew the...

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