30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience
Smell the flowers
Smell the wild blend of lilies, sage and dusty earth from atop a horse clambering through the gullies and buttes of primitive 4,600-acre Little Missouri State Park in North Dakota (left). The remote river valley's cactus, coyotes and rough-and-tumble prairie grasses reveal the Wild West as it was, and still is.
Smell spring, sweet and pure, amid five acres of lilacs in bloom during two prime May weeks at the Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection, 15 miles southeast of Ogallala, Nebraska. With 830 varieties, it's the world's largest private lilac collection.