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.

Lists of Black-Owned Restaurants in Midwest Cities

One way you can show your solidarity with the black community is to support black-owned restaurants. At cities around the country, newspapers, food writers, bloggers and others are gathering lists to help you. Here are some Midwest resources.
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Midwest Makers Create Comfortable, Stylish Face Masks

We’re all going to need a supply of face coverings for awhile—why not buy from a Midwest maker?
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Head Out to Newly Reopened Midwest Attractions

If you’re planning for a June trip, check out the attractions that are opening up for visitors around the Midwest.
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6 Free Digital Jigsaw Puzzles You'll Want to Try

Explore the beauty of Midwest travel, gardens and food from your home with these digital jigsaw puzzles created from photos in our May/June 2020 issue.
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Midwest National Parks Begin to Reopen

Are you ready to get out of the house and hit the trails? National parks are increasing access and services, but visitor centers remain closed, and social distancing will be enforced.
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Five Midwest States Cancel State Fairs; Will Others, Too?

Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Indiana and Ohio's state fairs have been cancelled for 2020 because of coronavirus concerns, joining dozens of other Midwest events that have been called off or postponed.
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More Around the Region

25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots

Whether you're searching for serenity or want to make a splash, we have the place for your perfect lakeside vacation in states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
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50 Midwest Resorts We Love

Our favorite Midwest resort destinations range from cozy lakeside lodges to indoor water park behemoths. Dive in to check out our top picks for a fabulous Midwest getaway.
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Jeni’s Introduces Sunshine Ice Cream in a Surprising Color

The Ohio artisan ice cream maker is releasing a new flavor with a positive message.