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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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Midwest Living Countdown to 2021

It’s been a long year, right? Let’s celebrate the last month of 2020 by doing something special every day as we count down to 2021.

Midwest Living Good Neighbors

Midwest Living’s Good Neighbors program highlights unique Midwest nonprofits. Here are the organizations we’ve recognized so far.

Every Bouquet Benefits A Midwest Charity at Flowers for Dreams

This Midwest-based business donates 25 percent of its net profits to local charities—and recently expanded its delivery area significantly.

9 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays in Indianapolis

Even in a pandemic year, you’ll find plenty of holiday experiences in the Indianapolis area. Check out walk-through and drive-through holiday lights displays, an online Christmas tree exhibit, a model train wonderland and more.

13 Editor Tips For The Holidays

Top finds from our writers and editors for home, garden, life and travel. Check out Kraft paper projects, a new cookie cookbook, holiday light displays and more.

Holiday Escapes Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win $2,000 toward your own holiday getaway!

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New Midwest Boutique Hotels

If you’re feeling safe about travel and are looking for new lodging choices, keep these Midwest hotels on your short list. Some are already open; others plan to open soon.

14 Editor Picks For This Fall

Our writers and editors share their top picks for home, garden, life, food and travel. Check out flower art prints, dandelion tea, a new Omaha hotel, a cheesy snack mix recipe and more.

Who Opens a Restaurant During a Pandemic? These People Do

Midwest entrepreneurs are forging ahead with plans for new places to eat and drink, hoping their businesses can make it through pandemic challenges to better times ahead.