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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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12 Editor Picks for the Spring
An exhilarating rail bike tour, fresh ideas for kitchen storage, a new book about Midwest wildflowers, tortilla wrap lunches and more, chosen by our editors and writers.
11 Extraordinary Outdoor Travel Experiences to Try This Year
Have you ever slept in a treehouse? Paddled by moonlight? Seen the Milky Way? We challenge you to try one of these activities.
8 Midwest State Parks That Make You Feel Like You're in a National Park 
Picture our Midwest national parks. The alien formations of the Badlands, the rippling waters of Voyageurs, the sandy slopes of Indiana Dunes. Now imagine each one has a counterpart.
8 Fresh Places to Eat, Drink, Play and Stay This Spring
From our Midwest travel writers: new ideas for where to eat, drink, play and stay around the region in spring 2023.
7 Midwest Estate Gardens Worth Traveling For
Pack your parasol—or at least a cute hat—for a sunny amble through the gardens of a historic Midwest manor.
Where to Find Morel Mushrooms in the Midwest (Without Foraging for Them Yourself)
When rain falls and temps begin to climb, the morel hunt heats up. But you don't have to hit the woods to score these magical mushrooms.

More Around the Region

10 Great Midwest Destinations for College Basketball Fans
The colder the weather, the hotter the action at the region's top venues and arenas known for their hoops history.
8 Vineyards and Wineries Where You Can Sip Midwest Sweet Wines This Winter
It's the most wonderful time of the year for sugary indulgences, and these sweet wines deliver.