Things to Do Around the Midwest

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From Tofte to Grand Marais, explorers share State-61 with lumber trucks, explore state parks and pause in a one-stoplight county known for great dining.
Two-Day Getaway Along Minnesota's North Shore
From Tofte to Grand Marais, explorers share State-61 with lumber trucks, explore state parks and pause in a one-stoplight county known for great dining.
The Missouri and Kansas rivers meet at this destination for sports, shopping and some outstanding dining.
Top Things to Do in Kansas City, Kansas
The Missouri and Kansas rivers meet at this destination for sports, shopping and some outstanding dining.
Indianapolis offers plenty of options for active travelers. Run in the nation's largest half-marathon, see the city by bike, or walk the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Top 10 Things for Active Travelers to Do in Indianapolis
Indianapolis offers plenty of options for active travelers. Run in the nation's largest half-marathon, see the city by bike, or walk the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
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River of Gold in Spearfish, South Dakota
The image is unmistakable: A man in waders and wide-brimmed hat stands midstream, casting a line in a graceful arc and waiting for a trout to rise. Whether you want to stand beside him, or just take in the autumn colors in South Dakota's Spearfish Canyon, now is the time to head for the Black Hills. The river is waiting.
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An Annual Fishing Trip at a Missouri State Park Sets the Stage for Rituals on the River
One writer's nature-filled outing with the guys has evolved into a seasonal occurrence.
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Weekend Getaway to Starved Rock State Park
In the midst of vast Illinois farmland, weekend travelers discover a topographical surprise along the Illinois River. #roadtrip#midwesttravel#travelidea#travelguide#midwest#travel#vacation#getaway
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4 Dazzling Midwest Rose Gardens
Follow your nose to one of these noteworthy Midwest gardens for dazzling rose displays and heaps of planting inspiration.
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How to Make a Tabletop Woodland Garden
Arrange a lush centerpiece inspired by nature for use indoors or out.
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5 Top Primrose Picks for Midwest Gardens
Often ignored because of their fussiness in the heat, spring-blooming primroses can thrive in the Midwest if you select the right cultivars and give them a little attention. As woodland natives, these perennials do well in Zones 4–8 planted in partial shade, mulched and watered regularly. Try our top picks. #garden#gardenidea#gardeninspo#gardening#midwestgarden#plants
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Where to Find Morel Mushrooms in the Midwest (Without Foraging for Them Yourself)
When rain falls and temps begin to climb, the morel hunt heats up. But you don’t have to hit the woods to score these magical mushrooms. #morels #mushrooms #spring #morelhunting
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Lanesboro Trip Guide
A pedal along the Root River reveals southern Minnesota's finest—scenic landscapes, food and drink, even native trout. A professional theater and arts galleries round out a weekend stay.
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Catch the Spectacle of Thousands of Migrating Birds at Wisconsin's Horicon Marsh
At top wildlife-viewing areas like Horicon Marsh, spring arrives with throngs of migrating birds.
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Trip Guide to Wisconsin's Southern Hills
The valleys between the Mississippi River and Madison cradle some of the Midwest's most diverse pockets of culture: highbrow, hole-in-the-wall, farm-fresh, ethnic and even kooky. Plan on stops in Spring Green, under an hour west of Madison; the Village of Mount Horeb, 20 miles southwest; and Cornish mining town Mineral Point, 30 miles farther.
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Top 10 Things for Active Travelers to Do in Madison, Wisconsin
With miles of bike trails, a spacious arboretum and sparkling downtown lakes, Madison is regularly recognized as a great place for those who enjoy being active.
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Midwest Lakeside Resorts That Have Been Totally Transformed
The dress codes have loosened (and Patrick Swayze, alas, isn't teaching the mambo), but at next-gen resorts across the Midwest, you can taste the glory days of lakeside vacations.