Welcome to Midwest Wanderer, where you’ll find ideas on fun things to do throughout America’s Heartland. Whether you have one day, a weekend or a full week, there is plenty to explore, from big cities to country life, from adventure to relaxation.
I love to travel, but with limited time (not to mention budget), I squeeze in what I can, when I can—and that means almost every weekend. I share my adventures in this blog to give you ideas of what’s out there in the way of entertainment. One day it may be zip lining; the next day it may be a museum. After all, variety is the spice of life.
When you travel, you have to eat, so make dining part of your wandering experience. I seek out independent restaurants, not chains (unless they’re small local chains), and enjoy nostalgic mom-and-pop diners or a roadside stand as much as fine dining. And markets—I can’t pass up a market where I have fun purchasing foods I’ve never tried before. Ever hear of chocolate pasta? I bought some at the Soulard Market in St. Louis.
Festivals and fairs are a big part of the Midwest. Visit the Festivals and Fairs page for a listing of upcoming events. There is always so much going on in the Midwest, especially summer through fall, you’ll have a hard time deciding which to do.
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