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Best Midwest Family Vacations

Head for a sparkling lake, explore big-city science and nature museums, or enjoy hiking and biking in state parks. The Midwest delivers great family getaways in destinations like Branson, Missouri; Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota; the Black Hills of South Dakota; Traverse City, Michigan; Indianapolis and more. Check out two dozen of our top picks for family vacation destinations.
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Jessica Lange’s Remarkable Midwest Photographs

Long before her Hollywood debut, Jessica Lange bought a record by fellow Minnesotan Bob Dylan: Highway 61 revisited. Now she shares her own artistic take on an iconic highway that has always led her home.
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7 Ways to Live Well Now

A Minnesota mom's thoughtful care packages help you send love to friends who need it the most. Plus, ideas for cruelty-free lipsticks, an exceptionally flavorful bread and farm-to-front-door delivery services for humanely raised meat.
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Travel Hot List: 5 Things We're Crushing on This Winter

Bring skates to a new park trail. Buy a personal poem written on the spot. And pour a glass of ice wine (which doesn’t mean on the rocks).
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5 Midwest Resorts for the Ultimate Escape

Sometimes next-level relaxation requires slipping into another world. These Midwest resorts can take you there—overnight or just for a day.
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Warm-Weather Getaway to Tucson

Explore the toasted, scenic terrain around Tucson, Arizona. Then eat, drink and repeat in this Unesco food city.
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What's New in the Midwest for 2020 Travel

Try one of the Twin Cities' new food halls, explore an aquarium in St. Louis, score tickets to a MLB game near Iowa's Field of Dreams and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio — just a few of the new experiences you can expect around the Midwest in 2020.
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9 Things We're Crushing on This Winter

Two big-deal chefs unite in Michigan. Hard seltzer hits a craft brewery near you. And yes, that cuddly pup can ride on your luggage cart.
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Chasing Fall Color with The Burnout Babes

Winding through lush forests to mountaintop overlooks and tiny Ozark towns, six women on motorcycles lean into power and vulnerability on the open roads of Southeast Missouri.