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Midwest skiing? You’re kidding, right? That’s the reaction most people have at the thought of downhill skiing in the Midwest. True, Midwest mounta ...
 
Minnesota dubs itself the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and in the Brainerd area alone you'll find close to 450 of them. That helps explain why this area 2.5 ...
 
Almost a century before J.K. Rowling became the world's best-selling author and Harry Potter a household name, another writer named Harold Bell Wright ...
 
Originally opened in 1870, Cedar Point prides itself on being “a worldwide vacation destination for all ages.” And with so many offerings, it’s ...
 
When you think of great skiing, you probably don’t think of the Midwest. The heartland is mostly flat, which is not the best setting for downhill sk ...
 
For families, Chicago's charm is obvious. The mix of lush parks, Lake Michigan, slick skyscrapers and world-class cultural offerings makes it an all-a ...
 
Early residents regarded Cincinnati as the “Queen City” and the “Queen of the West” because of the city’s impressive growth and other admira ...
 
Famous as the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland can boogie with the best of the big cities. It boasts a celebrated art museum and symp ...
 
Detroit is known as Motown, the Motor City and Hockeytown because two very important American icons were born in Detroit and because the city is home ...
 
If Norman Rockwell was still alive and painting scenes of idyllic American life, he would certainly choose Door County for the setting of "Perfect Fam ...
 
Equidistant between Chicago and Detroit, the hidden gem of Grand Rapids, Mich. is ready for its close up. Once only in the news regarding native Presi ...
 
Perhaps it is the basic Midwestern practicality and friendly, common-sense nature of its residents, but few places in this country are more all-Americ ...
 
What city could be more family friendly than the place that gave birth to Mickey Mouse's first cousin and McDonald's Happy Meal? ...
 
Who needs an ocean for your family vacation when you have Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks? With more miles of shoreline than the Pacific Coast of Calif ...
 
Some call the shores of Lake Superior "America's Fourth Coast." Small wonder. As the world's largest freshwater lake, it could easily be an inland sea ...
 
Located almost exactly in the center of the country, Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska. As part of America’s Heartland, you’ll find true Midwest ...
 
From down-home cooking to the long-time home of the 42nd President of the United States, Little Rock, Ark. is known for its welcoming southern charm a ...
 
Pronounced “mack-in-aw” island, this Upper Peninsula Michigan island has been entertaining families as a summer retreat for more than a century, y ...
 
If you want to boggle your kids' minds, toss them a few statistics from the world's largest shopping mall. How big is it? It's large enough to hold se ...
 
Minneapolis is a clean, green and modern metropolis -- a place where families can take a city vacation without all the smog, the angry taxi drivers, t ...
 
Packed into a thin strip of land surrounded by lake, downtown Minocqua has everything family vacationers crave -- the heady scent of fudge shops and h ...
 
Located almost exactly in the center of the country, Omaha is part of America’s Heartland. In true Midwestern fashion, it’s teeming with friendlin ...
 
Sandusky, the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, is most famous for Cedar Point, home to some of the most thrilling rides in the country, and one of ...
 
Saugatuck, Michigan is a quaint beach town tucked in-between and straddling a river and a great lake, along the picture perfect western ‘art coast†...
 
If you come to Silver Dollar City in Branson, and you think you are bringing your children to a family-friendly theme park filled with fun rides and a ...
 
After slogging up a 110-foot high mountain of sand and conquering the Dune Climb, even adults give into their inner 6-year-old. They joyfully race dow ...
 
The historical port city of South Haven was a tourist boomtown in the mid-1800’s and remains a charming destination for a family vacation, thanks to ...
 
Springfield, Illinois is known as “Lincoln Land” and visitors will find a wealth of attractions dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln. From Linco ...
 
Located in southwest Missouri in the midst of the beautiful Ozarks, Springfield is a destination that is all about the family and the outdoors. The wo ...
 
St. Louis simply oozes classic Americana. Legend has it hot dogs, hamburgers and the ice cream cone were introduced here during the 1904 St. Louis Wor ...
 
With sugar-sand beaches, towering dunes and Caribbean blue water, Michigan's Traverse City area feels like an ocean vacation without leaving the Midwe ...
 
You have to step off land and glide across the water to best enjoy this 218,000-acre park along the border of Canada and the northern edge of Minnesot ...
 
At first glance, you wouldn't think a 19-square-mile city in central Wisconsin with a population of just over 5,000 would garner much attention. But t ...

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