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Within a month or so, the rivers that drain into the upper Midwest's Great Lakes will begin to shake winter's frozen grip. Fantastical ice formations that cluster...

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The first time I visited Springfield, Illinois, I wanted to know if there was any unique local food I should try. My boyfriend, a Springfield native, told me about...

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Drive through southern and central Michigan for a road trip into automobile history. The MotorCities National Heritage Area encompasses 1,200 auto-related sites,...

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Most restaurants don’t require a game plan for dinner. But then again, most restaurants aren’t the Purple Pig. This tiny restaurant is the passion project of celeb...

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1) Silver Dollar City What if an amusement park could time-travel to 1880? That’s the idea at this Ozarks attraction packed with thrill rides,...

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On a cold February morning, the collective honking of hundreds of swans rises like a stadium roar as the birds gather in a narrow park wedged between two homes in...

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If you’re in Milwaukee, you’re going to need to get your appetite ready.

The folks in Brew City, known for Friday fish fries and beer, among other things,...

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Romance is in the eye of the beholder. In Chicago, you can have your fill of traditional romance—horse-drawn carriages, candlelit meals, roaring fireplaces—or you...

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“Free” is such a beautiful word. Especially when it’s paired with something really cool to see or do. My hometown of Madison offers a wealth of free or low-cost...

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More than 100 years ago, the Ball family brought its glass factory from New York to Muncie, Indiana, to take advantage of huge deposits of natural gas that could be...

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