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Explore the Midwest with stories and ideas that give you the best destinations across all the Midwest—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin—plus tips for exploring bordering states such as Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

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Celebrate Pride Month in the Midwest

Festivals. Runs. Food trucks. Celebrate Pride Month across the Midwest with these virtual and in-person events.


Check out our current Midwest Living sweepstakes for a chance to win trips and other prizes.

New Midwest Places to Eat, Drink, Play and Stay

Hot off the minds of Midwest travel writers: a fresh look at where to eat and drink, play and stay around the region.

Midwest Living May/June 2021 Issue

Come back to the water—discover 58 ways to paddle, float, soak up the sun or sail away in the Midwest.

13 Editor Picks for This Summer

Immersive Van Gogh art experiences, stylish picnic accessories and a new kind of succulent are among our editors' summer tips and and picks.

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Sailing Schools for Beginners

Follow the wind to a new hobby. Sailing schools make it easy with classes for beginners.

6 Must-Haves to Beat the Sun

Block harmful rays with these standout sunscreens, shades and more.

13 Editor Picks for This Spring

Our editors and writers share their top picks for home, garden, life, travel, and food. Check out a vintage-chic dried centerpiece, new under-the desk elliptical, Chicago-based granola alternative and more.