A view of the new Titletown park from the top of Ariens Hill in Green Bay, Wis.

Midwest Traveler: Green Bay's new Titletown expands the Packers' football mecca

Green Bay complex invites football fans to stay and play nearby.

Can spending 72 hours in Minn. woods decrease stress? We tested the idea

November 11
Northern Minnesota offers an opportunity for a quick getaway surrounded by nature — and a possible chance to lower your blood pressure.
Copying a Swedish idea, we sent stressed-out Minnesotans into nature to see if they'd calm down.
November 1
The 117 steel poppies outside the National World War I Museum in Kansas City each represent 1,000 Americans who died in the war.

Midwest Traveler: Kansas City's WWI museum marks 100 years since the Armistice

WWI centennial in Kansas City reminds us that war is intimate and personal.
October 25
The outdoor Hill Theatre is the flagship stage for American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wis.

Midwest Traveler: High art and low kitsch in quirky Spring Green, Wis.

Spring Green, Wis., is bursting with theater, architecture and kitsch.
October 14
Guests at Tettegouche Camp can use canoes to explore pristine Mic Mac Lake.

Tettegouche cabins on North Shore are secluded, historic and only reachable on foot

The whole family will enjoy these rustic cabins — but first you have to earn it.
October 4
Visitors can cruise the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, which connects Lake Michigan and Green Bay, in this vintage Chicago fireboat.

Sturgeon Bay: the gateway city to Wisconsin's Door County

Sturgeon Bay, Wis., the once-forgotten county seat, becomes a destination in its own right.
September 21
Chef Greg Emilis Beard outside his Soul “N” the Wall restaurant. Singer Patti LaBelle comes by every time she’s in Detroit, he said.

Midwest Traveler: When in Detroit, eat everything

From ethnic enclaves to soul food, freewheeling Detroit's dining is diverse.
September 13
A poster of novelist Willa Cather peeked out of one of the windows of the National Willa Cather Center in tiny Red Cloud, Neb.

Red Cloud, Neb., celebrates 100 years of Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'

Nebraska town marks the centennial of Willa Cather's classic novel.
September 9
Mist rises from Elbow Lake in Otter Tail County.

Rolling into autumn with 3 scenic driving routes in Minnesota

For a blast of fall colors, hit the road on one of these three routes.
September 9
During the first day at the lodge, Brothers Nathan (left) and Gabe Usem broke out the paddle boards on White Iron Lake. Their family was visiting from

Why autumn is the best time for a trip to the Boundary Waters

Autumn visitors to the wilderness area find fewer bugs, less campsite competition and a new season of beauty.
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August 31
Customers are drawn to the double cheeseburger at Au Cheval in Chicago.

Where to eat in Chicago's West Loop

Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the neighborhood.
August 30
Amtrak's Empire Builder pulled into the Winona, Minn., station.

Tips for train travel, from someone who was stuck on one in Wisconsin

When traveling on Amtrak, pack well, warns Wyatt Johnston of Rochester, Minn. “Bring snacks, bring extra batteries, bring one of those portable Wi-Fi hotspot…
August 30
Enjoy Belgian wheats, Scotch ales, pilsners, IPAs and stouts from Bismarck Brewing with German fare from Bismarck Ale Works.

Midwest Traveler: Butterhorns and beer in Bismarck, N.D.

Bismarck, N.D., beckons with new breweries, indigenous culture and a revitalized downtown.
August 23
The Superior Princess coasts by the Raspberry Island Lighthouse and its house for the lighthouse keeper.

Midwest Traveler: Cruising around Wisconsin's wild Lake Superior isles

A cruise tour delivers close-up views of the Apostle Islands.
August 16
Devonian Fossil Gorge, a fossil bed exposed by 1993 flooding, offers clues to life 375 million years ago near present-day Iowa City.

Midwest Traveler: Fossil hunting at Iowa's Devonian Gorge and five more regional sites

Iowa's Devonian Fossil Gorge and other Midwestern sites make for a prehistoric road trip.
August 9
S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden consists of the artist’s limestone cabin and sculpture garden.

Midwest Traveler: Kansas boasts quirky 'grass-roots art' capital

Small-town Lucas attracts artists from way, way off the beaten path.
August 2
The Driftless Historium in Mount Horeb, Wis., includes an 1890s former hardware store and a replica of an 1882 railroad inn.

Midwest Traveler: Small-town museum in southwest Wisconsin has big vision

The Driftless Historium in Mount Horeb, Wis., is an impressive tribute.
July 31
Chula Vista Durango Drop at Wisconsin Dells.

Plunging down the 6 scariest waterslides in Wisconsin Dells

Which ones cause the most people to chicken out while waiting in line or milliseconds before taking the plunge?
July 26
Duck boats sit idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday nig

How the amphibious World War II 'Duck' boat became a tourist staple

The amphibious war vehicles were revived in Wisconsin Dells, Branson.
July 26
The hamlet of St. Donatus, Iowa, features a hike along one of the nation’s oldest outdoor Stations of the Cross.

Midwest Traveler: Exploring small towns along the Great River Road in Iowa

Antiques, small towns and beautiful views define one 72-mile stretch along the Mississippi.
July 19
The Roseman Covered Bridge is one of six covered bridges in Madison County, and one of two that span the Middle River.

Midwest Traveler: Paddling under the bridges of Madison County

Canoeing Iowa's Middle River, made famous by its iconic covered bridges.
July 14
Biking the Mesabi Trail, from the Mississippi to the Boundary Waters. Photo by Simon Peter Groebner * Star tribune

Minnesota's best bike trail takes riders on a tour of the Iron Range

The unpredictable Mesabi Trail carries cyclists 135 miles from the Mississippi River to the Boundary Waters.