I'm not much of a country music fan, I'm not drawn to "luxury" resorts and I hate theme parks. With those as constraints...what are the best places to visit in the Midwestern US? Best cities (other than Chicago, which I know pretty well)? Best state or national parks? Best historic or archaeological sites? Best culture?
Here are a couple of places to consider hitting up if you are road tripping around the Midwest:
South Bend- Home to the University of Notre Dame. You can see the university, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and the Studebaker Museum.
Zoar-Small and rural, but with good historic homes and a few museums about local history.
Madison (Wisconsin)-The state capitol and also a college town. Beautiful botanical gardens.
St. Louis is an obvious choice for a larger city.
Louisville- 4th St is a great place for food and nightlife.
Springfield (Illinois)-Visit Lincoln's home.
Some great parks include:
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