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The Strangest Tourist Attraction In Kansas

“You’re going to Hiawatha? You’ve got to stop at the cemetery!” I overheard my boss exclaim this and I had to eavesdrop because WUT? Apparently, some bitter farmer built a unsightly memorial for his wife just to spite the small Kansas town. That sounded intriguing enough and so begins all good road trip stories: I …

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Luxury For A Day: Midwest Resorts With Day Passes

Day passes are the indulgent answer to those who want a quick escape, not an overnight escape. Midwest hotels and resorts offer day passes to their spas and pools! Here’s a round up of some great options in Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, …

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Ultimate Guide To Science City (With Discount Tips)

If you haven’t been to Science City in Kansas City — and you have kids — you’re missing out. It’s part science center, part children’s museum, and part playground. And I have a way to get in free (keep reading to find those discounts). I hope you find all the answers to your questions about …

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13 U.S. Cities That Never Lost Their European Spirit

The Midwest was a popular region for European immigrants to settle in the 1800s and early 1900s because the terrain and weather reminded many people of their home countries. With northern Plains states, such as North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota popular with Scandinavians, while Danish and Dutch immigrants preferred Iowa and Nebraska. Germans often …

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