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A vacation doesn't get much more American than a classic road trip to South Dakota's Black Hills. Even kids too young to know any presidents can ...
 
Located about 10 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, Bloomington lies along the banks of the Minnesota River and is home to the Mall of America. ...
 
Ahh, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby, bourbon, the Corvette, and Bowling Green, Kentucky's third largest city that still boasts the charm of a ...
 
Midwest skiing? You’re kidding, right? That’s the reaction most people have at the thought of downhill skiing in the Midwest. True, Midwest mountains ...
 
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 ...
 
Originally opened in 1870, Cedar Point prides itself on being “a worldwide vacation destination for all ages.” And with so many offerings, it’s not ...
 
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 ...
 
For families, Chicago's charm is obvious. The mix of lush parks, Lake Michigan, slick skyscrapers and world-class cultural offerings makes it an ...
 
Early residents regarded Cincinnati as the “Queen City” and the “Queen of the West” because of the city’s impressive growth and other admirable ...
 
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 ...
 
As the home to the University of Missouri, it’s not surprising that many families head to this college town to enjoy all the tailgating festivities ...
 
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 ...
 
As Minnesota travelers northbound on Interstate 35 crest the hill Duluth, the St. Louis River Valley unfurls below and Lake Superior -- grand dame of ...
 
DO call it a comeback. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is not the same place it was a decade ago. The second-largest city in Wisconsin is on the verge of ...
 
Just a short jaunt from Milwaukee, Green Bay and Chicago, the lakeside village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is a rejuvenating escape with a colorful ...
 
Scandinavian heritage, deep agricultural roots, the energy of a college town and a welcoming Midwest spirit run through Fargo, North Dakota, which ...
 
This Midwest town, located about two hours north of Indianapolis, gives off a quintessential Midwest vibe. The people are friendly, the food is ...
 
Equidistant between Chicago and Detroit, the hidden gem of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is ready for its close up. Once only in the news regarding native ...
 
Most American families have probably never heard of Holland, Michigan, and while that’s unfortunate for the town itself, it could be an incredible ...
 
Perhaps it is the basic Midwestern practicality and friendly, common-sense nature of its residents, but few places in this country are more ...
 
What city could be more family friendly than the place that gave birth to Mickey Mouse's first cousin and McDonald's Happy Meal? Yes, they both ...
 
Kelleys Island, Ohio, is one of the Lake Erie Islands and is situated across from Put-In-Bay and across Lake Erie to Cedar Point Amusement Park on ...
 
Following the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, many Chicagoans settled in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, about two hours away. Visit with your family and you'll ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
The summer destinations of Lakeside and Marblehead, Ohio are situated along the Lake Erie shores and across from the Lake Erie Islands. Both towns ...
 
More than two million LEGO blocks in one location! What more could an imaginative child want, except lessons from master builders, games and rides ...
 
With over 500 horse farms, Lexington, Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” and is the best place for horse lovers to visit. ...
 
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 Midwestern ...
 
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville lies in north-central Kentucky, peering right over the water into neighboring Indiana. ...
 
Pronounced “mack-in-aw” island, this Upper Peninsula Michigan island has been entertaining families as a summer retreat for more than a century, yet ...
 
Madison is a must-visit for any family -- and not just because it's the capitol of Wisconsin. The quirky college town has a lot to offer families of ...
 
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 ...
 
Stop by a few festivals, throw in a splash of beer, maybe a baseball game, some amazing art and culture, and you have the recipe for Milwaukee’s ...
 
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, ...
 
Packed into a thin strip of land surrounded by lake, downtown Minocqua has everything family vacationers crave -- the heady scent of fudge shops and ...
 
The Lake Erie Shores and Islands offer so many different atmospheres and things to do in each town that it makes for an ideal family vacation ...
 
Located almost exactly in the center of the country, Omaha is part of America’s Heartland. In true Midwestern fashion, it’s teeming with friendliness ...
 
Located 18 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Overland Park -- the second largest city in Kansas -- welcomes families to spend their vacation ...
 
About a century ago, the writer Ernest Hemingway knew what we know now: Michigan’s cottage country “up north” offers a bounty of things to do ...
 
Port Clinton, Ohio, is situated on the Lake Erie Peninsula and is about 30 minutes away from Cedar Point Amusement Park. Lake Erie lines the length ...
 
The town with the funny name is located on South Bass Island, which is one of the Ohio Lake Erie islands across from Cedar Point Amusement Park on ...
 
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 ...
 
Located in Southern Indiana, Santa Claus started out as a small town known as Santa Fee with just 65 residents. Today, approximately 2,500 residents ...
 
Saugatuck, Michigan is a quaint beach town tucked in-between and straddling a river and a great lake, along the picture perfect western ‘art ...
 
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 ...
 
The Great Plains can be sneaky. Just when you think it’s all flatness and farm fields, you find gems such as the rocky and spectacular Falls Park ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Springfield, Illinois is known as “Lincoln Land” and visitors will find a wealth of attractions dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln. From ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Listen closely on summer days, and you may catch the sound of a cannon booming from historic Fort Snelling and echoing across the bluffs where the ...
 
Chalk it up to geography. At the northern cusp of the continental U.S. and surrounded by wide-open prairie and grasslands, Theodore Roosevelt ...
 
With sugar-sand beaches, towering dunes and Caribbean blue water, Michigan's Traverse City area feels like an ocean vacation without leaving the ...
 
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 ...
 
Wichita, Kansas is filled with family-friendly attractions and activities all families will love. Interestingly enough, this “big city” started ...
 
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 ...
 
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