Midwest celebrates its baseball

Baseball’s Fall Classic takes to the field this week. As Major League Baseball winds down with its final set of games, there’s no need to stop following America’s pastime. The Midwest is home to some great baseball attractions. Negro League Baseball Museum One of my favorite museums to visit is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum […]

Road Trip Plans, Part 3: Hitting the big city or checking out history

This is the third in a three-part series… Getting away for three-day weekends seems to be the American way…or, at least, our way. If you like a road trip, here are a few spots to check out in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul The Twin Cities in Minnesota have always […]

June Midwest Twitter Chat – Chicago #MWTravel

Travel With Sara and The Walking Tourists are so excited to share the fun at our June Midwest Travel Chat using #MWTravel.  Our featured destination will be Chicago, IL. Our co-host Travel With Sara recently went to Chicago with some of her fellow #NorthIowa bloggers for a quick getaway.  She has some great posts about their experiences […]

May Midwest Travel Twitter Chat featuring Springfield, Illinois – #MWTravel

Travel With Sara and The Walking Tourists are so excited to share the fun at our May Midwest Travel Chat using #MWTravel.  Our featured destination will be Springfield, IL. If you’d like to take a glimpse of what’s going on in Springfield, IL, just head to twitter and search #AlwaysLegendary. Both  Travel With Sara and The […]

Festivals and celebrations to warm Midwest’s summer months

Summer means lots of festivals and special events. Most communities have music and art festivals. However, we have learned that our Midwestern brethren celebrate a lot of different things. The Midwestern summer season kicks off with a somber observance. Springfield, Illinois, will be the site of the 150th observance of the assassination of President Abraham […]

Top 10 things to do in Chicago

Taking a look back at our last few visits to Chicago, we’ve come up with a list of our Top 10 favorite attractions in the “Windy City.” 1. Architecture tour. Take an architecture tour along the Chicago River. You’ll see varying building designs from gothic to 1960s mod style. Buildings you’ll see include the Tribune […]

Chicago ‘reflects’ well with Millennium Park

I fell in love with an attraction during a trip to Chicago. The Cloud Gate – better known as “The Bean” – is a bean-shaped sculpture that reflects the cityscape. The Bean is part of the larger Millennium Park. The park was built as part of Chicago’s Millennium celebration. It’s home to the Jay Pritzker […]

Midwest Travel Inspiration – Giveaway

As we mark our third anniversary of travel blogging, we’ve seen and learned so much about Midwestern influence on American history. From Abe Lincoln’s Springfield IL to the river boats of the Mississippi in Cape Girardeau to Buffalo Bill in North Platte, the Midwest has so much to offer for visits and sightseeing. Springfield, IL […]

Superman flies into Metropolis, Illinois, museum

“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!” It’s Superman! Anyone familiar with the old television series can recall this introduction. George Reeves may be known for the TV show – “The Adventures of Superman” – but several actors have worn the tights and […]

US Grant home highlights Galena’s history

Ulysses S. Grant was a war hero. He was the 18th President of the United States. And he called Galena, Illinois, home. A native Ohioan, Grant  and his wife Julia settled in northwest Illinois in 1860, following a successful military career. He managed a store owned by his father. Then, as the “War Between the States” […]

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