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Summer Getaways

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After a full season of visiting Midwest campgrounds, we’ve picked these as the best for scenery and amenities.
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Just an hour southeast of Chicago’s Loop, the Indiana Dunes area features wide sandy beaches, great birding and easy bike trails.
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Nearby Put-in-Bay attracts bigger crowds, but Kelleys Island, the largest U.S. island in Lake Erie, has quiet appeal. Hop on the ferry in Marblehead, Ohio, for a scenic weekend of bike riding and...
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Whether you're looking for thrill rides or family time, Midwest theme parks deliver a day (or more!) of fun. Check out our tips to make the most of your trip.
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Take advantage of summer break at the University of Illinois to enjoy outdoor attractions, great restaurants, museums and more in Champaign-Urbana.
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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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Ely is a last outpost of sorts: Outfitter shops jam-pack the main drag of Sheridan Street, ready to send you off on an adventure with portage packs full of gear and a canoe tied on top of your car.
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Explore the Great River Road Scenic Byway towns of Quincy and Nauvoo, Illinois.
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Savor a little European flavor in the Lake Michigan shore town of Holland, Michigan—no passport required.
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This 15 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, just one hour southeast of Chicago, feature towering sand dunes. Nearby Chesterton offers dining and lodging, but the attraction is the shore for swimming,...

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