The United States’ Midwest region consists of 12 states. This includes Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri. The term Midwestern has actually been used to describe this part of America since the 1800s. Chicago is the biggest city in the region, but there are fortunately plenty more to choose from. Why not explore one of these five cities the next time you decide to visit the Midwest?
WHERE TO STAY IN AMERICA’S MIDWEST
Although its nickname is Motor City, there’s definitely more to Detroit than its auto industry. Some of the city’s biggest attractions include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Belle Isle Park and Motown Museum. For accommodation near the Institute of Arts, check into the Inn on Ferry Street. The 40 guest rooms and suites are either located in the main building, a restored Victorian mansion or the adjacent carriage houses. Meanwhile, a stay on Detroit’s Riverwalk will allow guests to basically look across the water to Canada.
The Inn on Ferry Street photo by Hecktic Travels via Trover.com.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota. Its top attractions include a mix of history and family fun. There’s the North Dakota Heritage Centre, the Dakota Zoo, the State Capitol Building, McDowell Dam Nature Park and Superslide Amusement Park. The Expressway Inn is in a great location for families. The Kirkwood Mall is next door, while the zoo and Missouri River are within walking distance.
For a two-in-one exploration deal, Minneapolis needs to be your next destination. It forms the Twin Cities with its neighbour, St Paul, which is the Minnesotan capital. The cities are separated by the Mississippi River and Minneapolis is known for its parks and lakes – making it a great summer escape. For a unique accommodation experience, guests should choose The Commons Hotel. Not only are there in-room art galleries, but the hotel is beautifully set in a restored schoolhouse. There is also an onsite gastro pub called Beacon Public House.
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI
Another city on the Mississippi River, St Louis has an unforgettable skyline thanks to its 192-metre tall Gateway Arch. But for an unforgettable accommodation experience, visitors must check out the space-themed Moonrise Hotel. Each room is decorated in lunar artworks, the onsite dining option is aptly named the Eclipse Restaurant, and there’s a rooftop bar for stargazing. Pets are welcome, and receive a souvenir collar and Moonrise bandana.
St Louis photo by Michael Schuier via Trover.com.
Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and a popular destination for winter escapes. The Edgewater Hotel has an outdoor ice rink, Devil’s Head Resort is a skier’s paradise, and Sundara Inn & Spa is a beautiful retreat surrounded by 26 acres of pine trees. Meanwhile, Sheraton Madison Hotel is located on the edge of Lake Monona and Turvilles Bay. It’s home to an indoor pool and a convenient free shuttle that drops guests at six different points of interest around Madison.
Visitors may happily discover a new favourite destination when exploring America’s Midwest region. From the big cities to quaint towns, there is a Midwest adventure awaiting everyone.
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