7 Midwest Destinations That Won’t Leave You Moaning in Boredom

7 Midwest Destinations That Won’t Leave You Moaning in Boredom

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The Midwest has a reputation for being a bit bland when it comes to variety, but there are plenty of places in the Midwest that offer an exciting time for visitors of all ages. If you are planning a trip to the Midwest, then take the time to discover what the area has to offer.

Chicago is the home to a wide variety of professional sports, an active waterfront and a very vibrant arts scene. When you stay at the Palmer House Chicago, you will have access to the excitement that comes with the downtown area. From Chicago blues music to the art on display in Daly Plaza, Chicago has a lot to offer people around the clock.

Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois is the home of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, as well as Lincoln’s home when he was a child. It’s a part of American history that contains many of the iconic elements of Lincoln’s life that Americans learn about at a very early age.

St. Louis, Missouri

It’s impossible to appreciate the size of the St. Louis Arch until you have actually seen it in person. St. Louis has some very unique options for visitors, which include the chance to ride on an actual riverboat and the chance to take a tour of a world-famous beer brewery.

Jefferson City, Missouri

Anyone interested in ghosts and ghost hunting will want to spend a little time in Jefferson City, Missouri and enjoy the tours of the haunted Missouri State Penitentiary. These are some of the most popular ghost hunting tours in the country and they all take place in a prison that was built in 1836.

Fishers, Indiana

Reading about history can sometimes be tedious, but living in history can be a lot of fun. The Living History Park in Fishers, Indiana is a place that is stuck in the 1860’s and filled with Civil War storytellers. Visitors even get the chance to be part of a re-enactment of the raid on Indiana, which happened in 1863.

Manhattan, Kansas

The Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas has been several years in the making and the finished product is well worth a visit. This state of the art museum houses a 67-foot movie screen that makes visitors feel like they’re right in the middle of the history of the state of Kansas.

Madison, Wisconsin

If you are going to go to Wisconsin for the food, and many people do, then you need to head to Madison, Wisconsin. The beer, cheese and hamburgers are all fresh from the local brewers and farms, which makes for an eating experience that is very hard to forget. Madison is also the home to some of the best foreign cuisine in the Midwest, including foods from Afghanistan and Japan.

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Chicago, IllinoisMPBecker / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

If you never give the Midwest a chance, then you’ll never know about the amazing sites that you’re missing. There is a lot to see, do and eat when you decide to visit the best spots in the Midwest.