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Many a road trip USA, especially those crossing the country, include at least some of the American Midwest.

What is considered the Midwest?

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Midwest is defined as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Our own great family vacations have included road trips that criss-cross this area of the United States.

Always on the lookout for cheap family vacations, the midwest is full of some of the best vacation deals around.

Plus, there are lots of family vacations hidden gems to be found!

Covered Bridges, Madison County, Iowa

Covered Bridges in Madison County, Iowa

Family Friendly Vacations

Click the links below to find our family's pick for best family vacation spots in the Midwest.

Iowa Family Vacation Attractions

Kansas Cheap Travels

Minnesota Family Vacations

Missouri Family Vacations

North Dakota Family Vacations

South Dakota Family Vacation Deals

(Cheap travel tips for other the other Midwest states are coming as fast as I can get them typed and loaded! Thanks for your patience!

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Road Trip thru Kansas to visit the Little House on the Prairie

Road Trip Planner for Road Trip USA: Midwest

Some of the midwest is rural. You'll want to plan for periods of time without services that you might find in a metropolitan area.

Here are some helpful road trip planner tips we learned on our family travels in rural areas:

  • Fill up the tank with gas whenever you reach the 1/2 way empty point (or before).

  • Cheap travel includes buying food. Make sure you have plenty of snacks on hand in the car and stock up on water bottles.

  • Finding a place to eat in a rural area can be a challenge. If it is mealtime, or close to it, stop or at least pick something up for later if your destination is a distance away.

  • Always keep a paper map for backup, just in case satellite or cell reception isn't available.

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