30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience
See the lakes
See the stunning blue on blue of sky topping off water on Lake Superior (left), the largest freshwater lake in the world. At 32,000 square miles, this biggest of the Great Ones seems more like a small freshwater ocean than a large lake. We'd tell you where to get the best view, but every one along the shoreline seems better than the next. Might as well collect a bunch of them.
See the shimmering, swirling northern lights reflected in the still waters of Lake of the Woods in Minnesota's Northwest Angle (that little blip of the state cut out of Canada). If you're in a boat on the water, it's a stellar 360-degree view that feels like floating in the sky.