Midwest - United States of America
(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin)
Illinois is the heart of America – Get your kicks along the most historic highway; Route 66's iconic stretch features classic diners, drive-in theatres, and quirky roadside attractions. Retrace the route of Lewis and Clark or explore the land that Abraham Lincoln called home, stroll through quaint small towns, like Galena, or revel in Chicago's big-city delights.
Indiana travellers can spend their days paddling a winding river, fishing an inland lake or browsing the shops on Main Street. Get to know the growers at our farmer's markets, eateries and vineyards. Visit world-class cities offering renowned museums, performing arts venues and high-energy sporting events or sunbathe beneath the soaring dunes, climb the highest hilltops or explore the deepest depths beneath the surface of the earth. Anywhere travellers go in Indiana, they'll encounter genuine people and experiences.
Iowa Located between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and within a stone's throw of major Midwestern cities, is an off-the-beaten-path destination. Iowa is home to Field of Dreams, the Bridges of Madison County and the setting of the iconic "American Gothic" painting. Even amid those softly rolling hills, expansive farmland and tranquil Main Streets, whether you go whitewater paddling, ziplining, exploring caves, roller coasters or long-distance biking, Iowa will also appeal to your adventurous side.
Kansas is rich in American Indian history, museums devoted to the tribes that once lived here and still do, and tour the Flint Hills vast tallgrass prairie to learn the significance of this delicate and beautiful ecosystem. See bison, attend a rodeo, eat smoked barbecue, Kansas City steaks, and comfort foods like fried chicken and homemade pie.
In Michigan, enjoy the simplest of pleasures. Sugar sand coloured beaches, forests that explode with the most vibrant of colours, small towns that welcome you and cities that stir the imagination and where stunning lakeshores, deep forests and dramatic cliffs and dunes matched only by eclectic towns and one iconic city with a reputation for making great cars and even greater music.
Minnesota is known for its breathtaking scenery, magnificent forests, beautiful prairie land and sparkling blue lakes dotting the state was so named by Dakota Indians first calling "minisota," meaning "land of sky-tinted water," when they settled there more than three centuries ago
Nebraska's vast prairies in the east, majestic cliffs and peaks in the west are rich in history. Tour Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, or venture along the Lewis and Clark Trail, exploring a historic military fort. No matter where you go or where you're from, you will be always be welcomed with a warm smile.
Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the north and the Ohio River to the south with diverse people, places and experiences in between. Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, three major urban centres, offer arts, culture, music, and cuisine. Outdoors adventurers can hike, bike, paddle and camp amid thick forests and sandstone cliffs or explore the shores of Lake Erie. And when you're hungry, Ohio delivers cuisine ranging from regional comfort food to award-winning restaurants.
Wisconsin's rolling countryside is covered in brilliant fall foliage, a snowmobiling adventure in winter, a stroll amid flowering cherry trees in spring or a retreat to a lakeside cottage in summer. Wisconsin is the supper-club king, cheese-making capital, the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright, and home of the Harley-Davidson and the land of eleven Native American tribes.