30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience
Smell storms and steel
Smell the lush, stinging wetness of a storm rumbling across a wide-open sky from amid undulating green-golden grasses in the Kansas Flint Hills. This is North America's largest expanse of native tallgrass prairie, and it has an unforgettable sense of place that blends powerful sky, dramatic land and stirring moment.
Smell smoky molten steel during a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's largest auto manufacturers on a Ford Rouge factory tour in metro Detroit. The industry's hot-sweet signature aroma permeates a 360-degree multisensory theater, which reveals the Midwest's -- and therefore the country's -- auto-making past, present and future.