Cleveland and more American Midwest Hits!
It’s really hard to top this list of wonderful places tucked in Middle America. You’ve likely never heard of these places aside from Cleveland but that’s why I’m here to help you discover more of this great region. Here’s your guide to Cleveland and more American Midwest hits that should make your trip itinerary!
Visit Cleveland and start with the massive Cleveland Museum of Art that’s renowned not only for its size but choice of masterpieces. See music’s finest at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum and try not to say “Cleveland Rocks” too many times while walking around. Stop by the Cleveland Botanical Garden for a variety of flowers that change throughout the year. Oh, and you might have heard that Cleveland has a few sports teams named the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers that are pretty important to the city.
Whether you’ve landed in O’Hare or are passing through the area, head to Rosemont and enjoy many of the fun things to do in the area. Start with iFly Indoor Skydiving. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is a big draw for the area and hosts a variety of exhibitions that come through every year. Spend an evening at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena for one of the many big shows that are stopping by this wonderful Illinois gem.
Peoria is a nice choice away from the big city but packed full of enough fun for everyone. Stop by the Peoria Zoo with the kids or take them to Forest Park for a look at the more natural side of the city. Everyone raves about the Caterpillar Visitors Center as appealing for even those who aren’t into heavy machinery. The Riverfront Museum is a great option for travelers in search of Peoria’s background and the stories that paint it.
Rockford is known as a “4-season city” that’s just south of the Wisconsin border and easily reachable from Milwaukee or Chicago. The Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens are a great way to start when the weather is nice. Discovery Center Museum is a great option for families in search of more indoor fun and Coronado Performing Arts Center has rave reviews no matter what show is coming through.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Not far from Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids has a lot to explore and many people start with the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Step into the mind of Frank Lloyd Wright with the Meyer May House and you’ll see an architectural masterpiece in person. The city’s Heritage Hill Historic District is another great way to look back in time with a variety of old homes to fill your tour.
What do you think about this list of wonderful American Midwest hits? Are you ready to check some of them out? I bet you’ll love the fun that’s found inside these great destinations so what are you waiting for? Start booking and get to packing your bags for an epic trip!
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