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From the west side to the world: Austin travel agent arranges global adventures—and lists her favorite Midwestern trips

Stops on the Underground Railroad in Indiana, an urban cheese factory in Milwaukee, and an eye-popping Hindu temple are among Crystal Dyer’s road trip recommendations.

By Tatiana Walk-Morris


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Lincoln, lizard mounds, angels, devil’s curses, and junk-food magnates: midwestern cemeteries have ’em all

There are plenty of reasons to visit a burial ground besides paying respects to a loved one.

By Aimee Levitt


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The City Museum in Saint Louis will do anything—even risk eternal damnation—to build its Louis Sullivan collection

The Chicago School is alive and well—300 miles south of the city.

By Julia Thiel


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Trash or art? Visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art and decide for yourself

The museum, now known as Newfields, has undergone a controversial rebranding.

By Deanna Isaacs


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Past the prairie

Leave the flatlands behind with a trip to Savanna and Galena, along the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi.

By Ted Cox


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Will the music finally stop at Recycled Records in Springfield?

The store features 30,000 records for as little as $2 each, but its owners are ready to move on

By Ryan Smith


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Subs, Sputnik, and sundaes make a Wisconsin trip to Two Rivers and Manitowoc a must

A “Dream House” designed by Frank Lloyd Wright makes the visit unforgettable.

By Matthew Gilson

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