Around the Region

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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New Midwest Spots to Eat, Drink, Play and Stay

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

7 Great Aerial Shots of the Midwest

These bird’s-eye vistas show some of the vibrant cities and natural beauty of the Midwest—an area we’re proud to consider the middle of everywhere.

Music as Medicine? Absolutely

Live shows are back! Attend a spaced-out concert—or crank the tunes at home—and savor the health perks.

Home Sweet Home Away: 4 Dreamy Vacation Rentals

Forget the mug. When it comes to souvenirs, how about taking home stylish decorating ideas? Each of these private rentals reflects a slice of Midwest culture and design—and yes, you really can book them!

Flyover Country? See What You're Missing

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Midwest Living, take an aerial tour of our region’s diverse landscapes. That tired insult of flyover country? Take a look down at what you're missing.

Bouquets of Joy From U-Pick Flower Farms

Snip, sniff, say aah—U-pick flower fields provide more than just fresh bouquets.

More Around the Region

12 Editor Picks for This Summer

Our writers and editors share their top picks for home, garden, life, travel, and food. Check out new outdoor kitchenware, a hybrid that blooms from spring to first frost, an Indiana artist's new book and condiments for Wisconsin-styled wursts.

10 Cool Midwest Ice Cream Shops

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re craving ice cream in creative flavors. Here are some favorite artisan ice cream shops throughout the Midwest. Check them out on your next road trip—or for some, order online and enjoy these sweet treats at home.


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