Hipmunk Hotels: 5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest

Whether or not you have been in the Midwest before, there is no denying the appeal of this region as a tourist destination. It’s definitely one of the ‘lesser known’ parts of America, but the blissfully underrated aspect of the Midwest is enough to appeal to a range of tourists. Whether you’re planning your trip to the Midwest USA, or if you’d simply like to know more about it, here are five of the very best cities in the Midwest that you should definitely visit.

Hipmunk Hotels: 5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest

Kansas City, MO

If you’d like to stay in a Midwestern city that’s full of fun and entertainment, then Kansas City is a great option. Head to the Liberty Memorial if you’d like to catch a glimpse of the largest set of artefacts from World War I in the US, or visit the Country Club Plaza if you love to shop. If you’re a major sports fan, you’ll love seeing a game at the Sprint Center, or learning about segregated baseball at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Kansas City is renowned for its jazz heritage, barbecue cuisine, and stunning fountains.

5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest: Fountain and Lights, Kansas City, Missouri
Fountain and Lights, Kansas City, Missouri: Photo on Flickr by Brian Hillegas / CC BY 2.0

Milwaukee, WI

Head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Midwest if you love educational experiences and going to the theater. This underrated city has lots of things to do for all sorts of tourists, from the Milwaukee Public Museum to Milwaukee County Zoo to the Pettit National Ice Center. Another great aspect of Milwaukee is that the accommodation there won’t break the bank, providing a pleasant and affordable stay for all. If you love historical monuments, you’ll be fascinated by the Basilica of St. Josaphat and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest: Milwaukee River, Wisconsin
Milwaukee River, Wisconsin: Photo on Flickr by Jeramey Jannene / CC BY 2.0

Akron, OH

Visitors to Akron, Ohio in the Midwest will be spoilt for choice. The fifth largest city in Ohio, Akron is often overlooked for more popular tourist destinations in the Midwest – but that’s what makes it so unique. This underrated destination is ideal for those who love all things historical. Visit the Hale Farm and Village, a mid-19th century living-history museum, or head over to the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, which is a historic home and country estate. If you’re travelling with children, visit Akron Zoo to experience one of the seasonal events for yourself.

5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest: Galapagos Tortoise, Akron Zoo, Ohio
Galapagos Tortoise, Akron Zoo, Ohio: Photo on Flickr by Charles Barilleaux / CC BY 2.0

Billings, MT

Billings is the largest city in Montana, the Midwest, and attracts a reasonable number of tourists per year. If you’d like to be one of them, you’ll be glad to know there are lots of things to do here. ZooMontana has almost 100 animals from all over the world, and Pictograph Cave has interesting trails to view ancient rock paintings.

5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest: Pictograph Cave, Billings, Montana
Pictograph Cave, Billings, Montana: Photo on Flickr by AllAroundTheWest / CC BY-SA 2.0

Indianapolis, IN

If a lively downtown scene and budget hotels is exactly what you’re after, you’ll love your stay in Indianapolis. The capital of Indiana, this vibrant city caters for even the most fussy of tourists. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest auto racetrack in the world, and the White River State Park provides the perfect day out for all the family.

5 of the Best Cities in the Midwest: Indianapolis Monument Circle, Indiana
Indianapolis Monument Circle, Indiana: Photo on Flickr by Serge Melke / CC BY 2.0

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at www.natteringblonde.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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