Midwest Favorites

Wisconsin Dells

Witches Gulch in Wisconsin DellsThe Dells are equal parts water park mecca, piney north woods rivers winding through beautiful natural stone bluffs, and a fun, old-fashioned downtown strip complete with thrill rides, mini golf and a throwback vacation atmosphere. Catch the classic Tommy Bartlett waterski show for a true taste of Wisconsin, and take a guided tour of Lake Delton and the Lower Dells on the famous Wisconsin Ducks!

Hot Springs

Relax in the natural hot springs in this perennial Midwest favorite. Golf, fishing, gorgeous gardens and a new gaming and entertainment complex are all at your fingertips. Bathouse Row is what you seek if you’re looking for natural rejuvenation in one of the oldest national parks in the country.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Pictured Rocks ArchThings are slower in the U.P. Relax and take in the north woods with ATV riding, birding, fishing, boating, mountain biking, and fall color and Northern Lights viewing. The stunning Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers a beautiful view against Lake Superior. You can also take in lighthouses, waterfalls and historical sites.


The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are cultural powerhouses consistently ranked up there with much larger cities. Minneapolis has more theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city. See Prince’s Paisly Park compound, the Cathedral of St. Paul, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and numerous beautiful public parks. Minnesota nice has never been more accessible!

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .


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