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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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The Best Midwest Stargazing Destinations
Show up after dark at any of these prime Midwestern stargazing locations for a glimpse at the cosmic wonders overhead.
8 of the Most Bike-Friendly Destinations in the Midwest
From urban jaunts to small-town rides, each of these cities holds unique experiences that can only be enjoyed on two wheels.
12 Editor Picks for Summer 2022
A quirky 2D cafe, a green sauce you'll want to spoon over everything, hand-sewn pennants and more, all curated by our writers and editors.
14 Fresh Places to Eat, Drink, Play & Stay This Summer
Hot off the minds of Midwest travel writers: a fresh look at where to eat, drink, play and stay around the region.
Meet the Midwest's Major League Baseball Parks
The Midwest is home to nine Major League Baseball stadiums—one for every inning in a regulation game. Here's a scouting report on each one's perks and personality.
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8 Midwest Flea Markets to Add to Your Must-Visit List
Calling all collectors! Your next prized find may be waiting at one of these Midwest markets.
The Best Places to Camp in Midwest National Parks
Our region might be known for its plains, but remote islands, towering cliffs and dense forests are here too—if you know where to look. Pack up the tent (or RV) and camp in these well-appointed parks.
8 Spectacular Spring Flower Festivals to Experience Around the Midwest

Explore a historic Dutch town packed with thousands of vibrant tulips, a Great Lakes island brimming with fragrant lilacs and more.