Vacation Spots in the Midwest

Vacation Spots in the Midwest
Things to do in the Midwest
Here it is a list of my favourite vacation Spots in the Midwest:

Dayton Ohio

Popular for its metro parks, Dayton OH is a top destination for families looking to enjoy many outdoor recreational activities and outdoor pursuits such as fishing, hunting and camping at the nearby Hueston Woods and Caesar Creek state parks. (see places to visit along Lake Erie Ohio)

Kansas City

A Kansas City vacation offers a mixture of both cultural and outdoor attractions. From the popular Worlds of Fun Amusement Park to sporting events and music festivals such as ‘Jazz in the Woods’, Kansas City boast attractions to suit every taste.

Rochester Minnesota

Rochester Minnesota is another popular destination for families with kids and the city boasts both city and out-of-city attractions. For instance, for fishing and canoeing opportunities you can head to Lake George, which is not far from downtown Rochester.

Indianapolis Indiana

If you are motor racing fan, Indianapolis Indiana is home to the famed Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum. Also, if you enjoy state fairs, the city is home to the Indiana State Fair every August where you can enjoy fun exhibits and interesting competitions.


The state of Michigan 
is, hands down, one of my favourite vacation spots in the Midwest because of the pristine scenery and the many interesting places to visit in Michigan such as visiting the lighthouses in Ludington. (see best Beaches on Lake Michigan)
Upper Midwest Tourist Attractions
If you love the outdoors, and looking for amazing areas to explore on a backpacking trip, you'd love Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This region is filled with lovely waterfalls, majestic forests and plenty of natural hiking trails.

Midwest Quick Facts

- Midwestern States are known as the ‘Breadbasket of America’ or the ‘Heartland of America’, due to the fact that more than 40% of the United States crops are grown in this region.

- Midwest cuisine foods consists of hearty meals such as stews accompanied by wheat bread or cornbread.

- The Midwest is characterized by long stretches of flatland and abundant natural resources

- The Midwest accent is the sound most commonly used by TV news broadcasters

- More than a quarter of US Presidents were born in the Midwest

- Midwestern States include North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, WisconsinIowaMissouriIllinoisIndiana, Ohio and Michigan.

- The state of Michigan was the birth place of the automobile, and it is here where you’ll find the Henry Ford Museum.

- Minnesota alone is home to over 10,000 lakes

Vacation Spots in the Midwest: Overview

The Midwest is an outdoors enthusiast paradise boasting many hiking and biking trails, and lakes ideal for kayaking or canoeing tours.

In fact, Midwestern states are also home to some of the best destinations in November for leaf-peepers looking to enjoy the fall foliage.

Midwestern States are also popular for romantic weekend getaways and family vacations. If you’re traveling with kids, the Ozark Mountains are a great spot for an affordable family vacation offering camping, water activities and wildlife opportunities.
Places to go in Michigan in the summer
Apart from outdoor pursuits, the Midwest offers plenty of city attractions if you wish to enjoy an urban-type holiday.

For instance, if you’re looking to enjoy city attractions such as museums and educational places, look no further than Wichita Kansas, Branson Missouri or Chicago Illinois.

In particular, I would suggest visiting Chicago. Apart from being the largest Midwestern city, downtown Chicago attractions are varied and plentiful.

Wisconsin Dells, in the state of Wisconsin, is also a popular destination and it is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Midwest for a summer getaway in the city.

Wisconsin Dells is not only home to the largest outdoor Waterpark but it is also home to a great variety of indoor water parks to choose from.

If you're looking for a destination in the Midwest that offers a nice historic atmosphere as well as recreational opportunities, look no further than Lake Geneva which is one of the most interesting places to visit in Wisconsin.

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