The USA

The Heartland of America

What exactly is America’s Heartland? The Heartland is made up of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. This however, is sometimes debated.

Take a look on the map below:

Where to go in the USA

The best way to see America is to visit a few places during your stay. Unless this is somewhere like New York this means you’re going to need a car – an essential part of US travel.

Given the vast size of America I’ve narrowed down my recommendations to just a few places to get you started. As time goes by I’ll add more to this guide.

South Dakota

The home of the most complete T-Rex skeleton, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park and the Mount Rushmore Monument. From the bleak beauty of the Badlands to the Prairies of South Dakota there’s something here for everyone.

Chicago

Set against the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a cultural powerhouse – landmark museums, incredible architecture,  an amazing blues scene, skyscrapers and of course the deep dish pizza!

Minneapolis-St Paul

Due to their close proximity Minneapolis and St Paul regularly get put together so why break with tradition! Known as the land of 10,000 lakes places to visit include the Walker Art Centre, Guthrie Theatre, Summit Avenue, St Paul Winter Festival and of course The Mall of America.

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