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Midwest Destinations for Families

The Midwest is full of fun places to take your family! If you are looking for what to do in the Midwest with your family, I hope this will be useful information that helps you get straight to the fun part of making memories with your loved ones.

Here are some of the places more than an hour from Sioux City that I've written about and think you may enjoy visiting with your family too (looking for fun less than an hour from Sioux City? Check out my ultimate guide to Siouxland destinations!):

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a boy rides in a small airplane at a ride at Iowa's Adventureland Park
There are rides for all ages at Adventureland in Altoona!

South Dakota

a man in a plaid flannel shirt wraps his arm around his young daughter, who is holding the reins in a horse drawn wagon at the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota
Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, SD


a man with salt and pepper hair and a small blonde boy lean over to smell flowers together at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska
Stop to smell the flowers at Lauritzen Gardens!


a pillar with information stands to the left of the headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park in Minnesota
Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park

  • Itasca State Park, Park Rapids, MN, post coming soon!

Have a suggestion of a destination, city, or area I should visit? E-mail me at SiouxlandFamiliesBlog (at) gmail (dot) com! I accept offers from destinations for hosted visits, and I also accept suggestions from anyone of places my family should just go visit on our own. We love exploring the Midwest and can't wait to share more of it with you. 


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