Perhaps, you’ve visited Chicago. Or Detroit, Indianapolis, or Milwaukee. These cities may give you the impression that you’ve seen all there is that’s worth visiting in the Midwest. But until you’ve taken the time to get to know its small towns, you don’t really know the Midwest. Once you do, you’ll see it’s more than major metropolitan areas.
The Midwest is also more than corn fields, cow tipping, and cheese-laden buffets. Historic downtowns, quirky traditions, and unspoiled nature contribute to the Midwest’s charm. Small towns, and their residents, make up a huge part of the Midwest most people never see. Instead of flying over or driving straight through, make a trip to these underrated small towns and see for yourself what the Midwest is really about. It’s time to set your stereotypes aside.