Midwest Vacation Destinations

Midwest Vacation Destinations

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 15, 2008

081508-mw1.jpg Can you guess where the above photo was taken? Jamaica? Florida? California? New Zealand? Click through the jump to see which part of the no-coastal states this photo was taken in, as well as a list of the ultimate travel destinations in the Midwest!

Michigan City, Indiana. Did you know Indiana could look like that? The Indiana Dunes National Park has crashing waves and sandy beaches for as far as the eye can see. It's just one of many things on this lengthy list (by category) of Midwest vacations and attractions by Midwest Living Magazine. There might be some you never knew existed! You can discover the best farmers markets, delis, riverwalks, antiquing and resorts from the full list here.

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA Lake Superior's North Shore is home to the Grand Marais Art Colony, which dates to 1947, making it Minnesota's oldest active artists' colony (800/385-9585; www.grandmaraisartcolony.org).

BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA For more than a century, southern Indiana's forested hills and hollows have inspired working artisans, who now number more than 100 in the area. Brown County is so definitive in this category, it has trademarked the phrase, "The Art Colony of the Midwest" (800/313-0842; www.browncounty.com).

SAUGATUCK AND DOUGLAS, MICHIGAN These Lake Michigan villages claim the highest number of art galleries per capita among Midwest small towns, and there's no doubt it's a popular regional destination for art-hungry travelers (269/857-1701; www.saugatuck.com).

Click through for the 4 page long list of Midwest Travel destinations.

Photos by: lapstrake, Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton, on Flickr

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