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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Coffee Shops Find Creative Ways to Give Back

You probably can't sit and sip a latte at your favorite local coffee shop right now, but some of these businesses are continuing to give a mood (and caffeine) boost to those around them.
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DIY Mask Donations Go Mainstream

Home crafters, dance studios and even an opera company in the Midwest are sewing DIY face masks to help health care providers.
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Coloring Pages Everyone Should Try

Coloring can help reduce stress in all ages. Check out these online resources, such as #ColorOurCollections, for free, downloadable coloring pages.
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An Oklahoma Museum Guard Becomes an Unlikely New Social Media Star

The head of security at Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum finds himself unexpectedly in the spotlight after taking over the museum’s social media accounts.
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#MuseumFromHome Trend Brings Exhibits to You

Most museums are closed to help curb the spread of coronavirus, but you can now visit many Midwest institutions just by going to their websites. Take a virtual tour, gather activity ideas, watch live experiments and more. Explore the #MuseumFromHome trend here.
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More Around the Region

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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25 Perfect Weekend Getaways

Check out some of our favorite Midwest places to escape for the weekend—for entertainment, outdoor fun or just plain relaxing.
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Chalk and Window Art to Brighten Your Neighborhood

It’s time to get creative—and stay safe, too! Sidewalk chalk drawings and window art can spread a little joy in your neighborhood during social distancing.