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.

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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Four Midwest States Cancel State Fairs; Will Others, Too?

Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota 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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One-Star Reviews of National Parks? Subpar Parks Nails the Response

Subpar Parks, created by illustrator and designer Amber Share, takes an artistic and innovative — and yes, snarky—approach to spreading the social media love for U.S. national parks.
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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 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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This Is What The New Wave of Florists Can Create

In Des Moines, a shop called Wildflower represents a new wave of florists. Its owner crafts each arrangement like a sculpture and uses her shop to build community and inspire a love of blooms.