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The newly finished Indianapolis Cultural Trail offers a great way to walk and bike through a city known for its monuments, sports and urban parks.
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The romance of river cruises returned to the Mississippi last year with the refurbished American Queen. Slow, luxurious hours aboard balance sightseeing ashore in Kentucky and Missouri.
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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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