Play ball! Check out these baseball attractions

It’s opening day for baseball fans. The crack of the bat. The smell of a glove’s leather. Baseball is back. Will the Chicago Cubs repeat as World Series champs? Will Cleveland end its baseball title drought? Doesn’t matter; everyone thinks their team is good enough to win it all…right now. As you grab a hot […]

5 places to celebrate Easter in the Midwest

As Easter approaches, the Midwest offers some beautiful spots to help observe the holiday. From the story of Jesus Christ to places of worship, you can visit interesting attractions. Considered the “eighth wonder of the world,” the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa, is the largest manmade grotto in the world. The Rev. […]

Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

Filling our 2017 bucket list on ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’

Welcome to “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Jan. 31 has been designated as the day to help people plan their time off for the year. Project Time Off says that people who plan their vacations early in the year actually take time off from work for some recreation. It’s vital that people plan to take time […]

Spring Getaways in the Midwest – #MWTravel Chat

While we may think the snow currently on the ground makes a beautiful landscape at times, we are ready for Spring. We are ready to hit the road and travel to some great Midwest destinations. For our next #MWTravel chat on February 1st, we’re going to give you some great choices for getaways this Spring in […]

Midwest Travel Chat January 18 – Visit Decorah

Did you know that there are many romantic spots right here in the Midwest? Decorah, Iowa is one of those spots. It is also our next featured destination for the Midwest Travel Twitter Chat on Wed. January 18th at 11am CT/ 12pm ET. There will be prizes to be won by participants in the chat. Keep […]

Travels 2016: A look back at fun times in Iowa

  We started our 2016 travels in Clear Lake, so it seemed fitting to kick off our travel recap with Iowa attractions. From a frozen lake in January to statues created using the “American Gothic” painting as inspiration, we enjoyed a lot of fun times around Iowa. We were thrilled when we were asked to […]

Midwest Travel Twitter Chat from the Surf Ballroom – Visit Clear Lake

Disclaimer: Thanks to Visit Clear Lake for sponsoring this post and the January Midwest Travel Twitter Chat. All opinions and views are ours. There are lots of things going on in Clear Lake, Iowa, all year round. Get your Rock ‘n’ Roll on at the Surf Ballroom, take a cruise, catch a fish or just […]

Trinity Heights tells a spiritual story in Sioux City

Whether you visit for spiritual reasons or for the love of nature, Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa, provides a beautiful setting for visitors. The 14-acre garden is built on the grounds of a former college and high school. The setting allows a serene opportunity for personal meditation. The monument to Jesus Christ and the […]

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