midwest family vacations

15 best

Looking for a list of our favorite Midwest family vacations that offer plenty of fun for the whole family? Explore these 15 incredible midwest cities and their various draws including incredible theme parks, interactive museums, and bucket-list-worthy natural wonders.


Kansas City, Missouri

- Ride the slides at Great Wolf Lodge - Enjoy fun at LEGOLAND - Tour the exhibits at Union Station - Shop, dine, etc. at Crown Center - Visit Museum at Prairiefire 


Chicago, Illinois

- Selfie at The Bean at Millenium Park - Visit the Art Institute of Chicago - Explore underwater Shedd Aquarium - Kayak through Chicago's Waterways - Explore Maggie Daley Park

Rapid City, South Dakota

- Admire Bear Country USA - Explore Badlands National Park - Travel to Mount Rushmore - Go hiking in Custer State Park



St. Louis & Branson, Missouri

- Photo-op at the Gateway Arch - Tour the Cathedral Basilica - Unwind at Missouri Botanical Garden - Feed the goats at Grant's Farm - Enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo - Learn at Ripley's Believe it or Not


Indianapolis, Indiana

– Visit the Children’s Museum – View animals at Indianapolis Zoo – Bounce at Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Experience 19th-century life at Conner Prairie

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