Checking out some of our favorite Midwest festivals

Tulip Time in Pella and Orange City, IA Celebrating Dutch ancestry and culture kick off our look at area summer festivals. Pella, Iowa, celebrates the 81st annual Tulip Time festival May 5-7. Parades, tours of the working windmill and great food are part of the events for the central Iowa community. We have visited Pella […]

Welcome to Spring

It’s here! It’s here! Not the new phone book (Steve Martin fans, smile). Spring. Spring time is upon us. Time to put away the heavy coats, mittens, scarves and galoshes. Time to break out the windbreaker, umbrellas and sneakers. Ah, yes, spring time. Does anything beat spring, with trees sprouting new leaves and new flowers […]

Presidents Day: Midwesterners who served in the White House

About a third of American Presidents (15 of 44) have Midwestern roots. Can you name them? Only kidding. The quiz comes at the end of the post. We’ve visited seven locations related to our presidents, with six of them belonging to the Midwest. In addition, Rapid City, SD, is home to Mount Rushmore, honoring four […]

National Park Service offers free admission dates as part of its centennial in 2016

  The National Park Service turns 1oo years old in 2016. Do you know what the very first national park was? Yellowstone National Park was deemed a national park in 1872 by President US Grant. Other parks and monuments followed, but the National Park Service didn’t come together as an organization until 1916, when President […]

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 […]

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 […]

St. Louis: Getting our kicks on Route 66

Route 66 has been immortalized as part of America’s modern culture. The highway, which runs from downtown Chicago to the Santa Monica pier in California, has been referred to as “America’s Main Street” and the “Mother Road.” Lisa has been enamored with all things Route 66 since I’ve known her. if she finds out any […]

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 […]

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