Midwestern Road Trips

Midwestern Road Trips

Sarah Coffey
Jul 10, 2007
We're dreaming of a road trip to escape from all the weekend guests, work, weddings and general chaos of summertime. The Midwest has a lot to offer for the design-obsessed. Where would we go if we had a month to hit the road? We'd make sure to see the big guys (Saarinen's St. Louis Arch, Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum) but we'd also throw in some roadside attractions like the world's largest grotto in West Bend, Iowa. For our full fantasy itinerary, click below the jump...

The LV Home by Rocio Romero.
• We'd get our prefab fix at Rocio Romero's home in Perryville, Missouri - open to the public by appointment. • At Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois we'd check out the earthworks of former residents from AD 800-1400. • Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois is pure Bauhaus style in the country. (Heather gave it two thumbs up.) • The Des Moines Art Center in Iowa boasts buildings designed by Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier. Where are you off to this summer (in reality OR in your dreams)?
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