Midwest US

Have you ever been to the grocery store and seen the rows of red peppers, the piles of pumpkins, the bounty of beans and wondered who grew them?

Not far from the charming town of Galena, in the northwest corner of Illinois, is Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve, a preserve of prairie and forest overlooking the Mississippi River.

If you want to see the masters of the art world, you'd probably go to a museum in a major metropolitan area. You certainly wouldn't expect to find them in a library in the rural Midwest. I didn't.

Yesterday I had to be in Milwaukee for a media event for The Local Tourist.

The Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home is dedicated to one of the most influential people in the suffrage movement and founder of League of Women Voters.

When I first arrived at Red Cedar Lodge in Charles City, Iowa, I kept hearing about a man named Bill Fluhrer.

There are few movies that have touched as many people as Field of Dreams.

The Floyd County Historical Museum in Charles City, Iowa, is an impressive collection of the area's past, from its history as tractor country to the full contents of a 19th century drugstore.

When I think about everything I explored in Charles City, Iowa, I'm still a bit flabbergasted. Despite considering myself fairly open-minded, I discovered I've got a few lingering stereotypes when

When you're located in the middle of farm country, tractors are a big deal. Nowhere is this more true than in Charles City, Iowa.