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Amy Lynch

Amy Lynch is an Indianapolis-based freelancer who loves to write about Midwestern food and travel. A single mom and Indiana University alumni, she enjoys road trips, bourbon, books, live music and breakfast all day.

Free museum admission. A bustling marketplace to explore. Live music. Cheap eats. Pinching pennies won't leave you feeling a bit deprived on a Midwest weekend getaway to Cleveland.
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Enjoy reasonably-priced finds in Cincinnati, including the Findlay Market, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, and more!
Exploring the zoo, climbing trees with a saddle harness and rope, taking an underground tour and biking a scenic rails-to-trails route are just some of the adventures awaiting active travelers in Cincinnati.
A budget weekend in Kansas City is easy to plan with free attractions such as the Hallmark Visitors Center, the Money Museum and the Nelson-Atkins and Kemper museums.
Weekend getaways to Milwaukee keep kids busy and feed their imaginations with family-friendly museums, a zoo, science center and food attractions.
With cheap eats, a free art museum, spacious parks and vibrant historical areas, Omaha makes a fun and affordable Midwest weekend getaway.
Trying to see Branson a budget? Visit the showstopper fountain at Branson Landing, hike at Table Rock Dam and Lake, visit Dick's Old-Time 5 and 10, just to name a few great budget options.
Emerge from your winter cave, then go explore a new one—plus leafy glades and a college town—on a rejuvenating trip to Ohio’s Hocking Hills.
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Kids (and parents) will love riding roller coasters at Silver Dollar City, riding the rails on Branson Scenic Railway and rocketing down 245-foot water slides at White Water Branson.
Museums, parks, science centers and outdoor adventures—Cleveland rocks your Midwest weekend getaway with tons of fun stuff to do with the family.
Baseball fields, caves and the mighty Mississippi River provide a fun backdrop for a family-friendly Midwest weekend getaway to Dubuque.
See one of the nation's top zoos, indulge your sweet tooth, and enjoy railroad fun in Omaha. There's plenty to see, taste and do for kids and parents!
Traverse City’s stunning beaches, arts, culture, parks and kid-friendly restaurants make this northern Michigan town a destination the whole family can enjoy.
Grown-ups don’t need any excuse to visit the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Reds Hall of Fame or the Newport Aquarium on their own, but bringing the kids makes sense on this Midwest weekend getaway in Cincinnati. Here’s what belongs on your Queen City to-do list.
A top-notch children's museum, a zoo, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other kid-friendly destinations will keep your family busy during a weekend getaway in Indianapolis.
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Stunning views of Lake Michigan reward adventure-seekers in Traverse City during an active Midwest weekend getaway.
Jog across a pedestrian bridge, float down the Elkhorn River, hike or bike along trails—the Omaha area offers plenty of recreational choices for active travelers.
Get away and get active—biking, golfing, kayaking and more—with these tips for active travelers in Cleveland.
In the shells of old factories, an Indianapolis neighborhood is manufacturing something altogether new—buzz.
With Lake Michigan as a backdrop, it’s no surprise that a Midwest weekend getaway to Milwaukee revolves around the scenic lakefront, whether on the water or along the shore.
Indianapolis offers plenty of activities for active travelers. Run in a half-marathon, see the city by bike, or walk the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Though known for its shopping, Galena’s historical sites and scenery charm without costing much on a Midwest weekend getaway.
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Premium cocktail cherries are undoubtedly a splurge. But they instantly elevate any at-home drink—and this version comes with a story.
Known as the Racing Capital of the World for its famous speedway and the Circle City for a landmark monument, Indianapolis offers a weekend of adventures that extend to top-notch museums, an attraction-filled downtown park and stellar restaurants.
Fifty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy spoke in Indianapolis on the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, urging prayer instead of violence. Today, a memorial and and initiative honor that moment and inspire peaceful activism.