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This Kansas City yard hosts a summerlong party, thanks to friendly patios, entertaining dining areas and plenty of amenities for relaxing in the garden.
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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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Fireplaces extend your time outdoors: You can move outside earlier in spring and stay there longer into fall. From fancy to rustic, portable to permanent, find a design to suit your home’s...
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Your backyard is your private retreat. Enhance it by adding touches that make it special: a water feature, comfy seating, lovely plant beds, even just a hammock. Here is some inspiration.
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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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Find fun and clever ideas for outdoor table decorations for your next party or family gathering.
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Homeowners in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, share their innovative ideas for extending interior living to the great outdoors.
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This exclusive collection of all-star recipes shared by some of the legends of Midwest state fair cook-offs features treats such as Whoopie Pie Cake, True Butterscotch Pie and Cloverleaf Rolls.

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