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According to Trip Advisor, and in my opinion, The National Mississippi River Museum and...

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Our family loves taking road trips.   We especially love hiking and traveling to National...

Apple Orchards in Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

There is nothing quite like heading out to an Apple Orchard on an Iowa...

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Welcome to the Midwest!

I was born and raised in Chicagoland, and I have spent my adult life living in several Midwest locations. Some people think of the Midwest as "flyover country," but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! I like to take my family on road trips and weekend excursions as much as possible! We are always looking for a new favorite place! Join me as a discover everything the Midwest has to offer!

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