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    Best Midwest Vacation spots

    What's the best/most fun Midwest vacation spot for a three day weekend type deal?



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    I know a lot of people who go to the Wisconsin Dells.

    http://wisdells.com/

    I'm a camping and fishing type myself.



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Somerset, WI. Tube the Apple River. Comsume extreme amounts of adult sodas. The whole camp ground is one giant party.


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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Greglixhislips View Post
    What's the best/most fun Midwest vacation spot for a three day weekend type deal?
    That is really hard to answer. Maybe add a little more to the question. i.e., what types of activities do you enjoy?, how much do you want to spend?, etc..



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    If you have kids and are looking at an overnight thing, Waterloo has a great waterpark that is convienently located next to a ca$ino. Plenty of fun in the sun for the kids during the day (it's a pretty big park and is a lot of fun) then go karts in the evening. The rooms at the casino are really cheap (~$60) and you and the wife can hit up the ca$ino floor for a while when the kids go to bed. I know Waterloo gets a bad wrap, but Lost Island Waterpark is a really awesome place, especially if you don't want to head up to the Dells.



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    I am from SW Ia along Mo. border. Took a week-end trip to Dubuque with my High School age family. Nobody from this area does that. It was a great time and a very interesting and beautiful setting on the Mississippi. I think the park was called Eagle State Park but the view of the city, river, locks and other States was awesome from this vantage point. If you are from Western Ia., I highly recommend this spot for an in-state three day trip or even two dayer.



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Fort Dodge



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Apple River hands down! Yes Ft. Dodge is a close 2nd.



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    STL -
    Excellent Zoo (free)
    Science Center (free)
    Budweiser
    Six Flags
    Cardninals game
    Casino
    Terrific food (Sous Lard neighborhood for cajun and blues)
    Nightlife (Washington Ave is my favorite. Others like Westport)
    The Landing/Arch/Riverfront
    Gateway Int'l Raceway (Nationwide Series is there in July I believe)
    *Don't waste your time at Union Station



    Or you could go to Waterloo or Ft Dodge like suggested.



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    My personal best place to a 3-day trip: Duluth, MN & North Shore



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Fort Dodge
    Fort dodge IA??? You must have forgotten the sarcasm pirate. Chicago would be my choice



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Door County Wisconsin is a great place. Went camping there with the kids. Nice state park with a golf course on the bay, nice for hiking and biking and of course the fish boils. It it's just adults, Mackinac Island is a lot of fun. No cars on the island, get around by horse and buggy or bike. Lots of history and fudge.



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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    This would be my choice as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    My personal best place to a 3-day trip: Duluth, MN & North Shore


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    Re: Best Midwest Vacation spots

    Lake of the Ozarks...hands down. Go there every year.



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