Before we dive into things, it’s important to identify the Midwest. If you want to get technical (why not?), it’s one of four census-designated regions of the United States and covers the northern central part of the country. Specifically, the federal government defines it as the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin—in other words, it spans a lot of gorgeous ground.
OK, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about this beautiful and bountiful area. The Midwest has everything from stunning seashores and towering mountains to prairies, glimmering lakes and lush forests. While it’s hard to pick the prettiest spots (because there are just so many options), we love a good challenge. So here it is…the 13 most beautiful places in the Midwest.