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For all its reputation as a sea of endless corn fields, the Midwest has much more to see and do than you'd expect. Start with Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., with its world-class museums and eye-popping architecture. For the ultimate shopping experience, head over to Bloomington, Minnesota and visit the gargantuan Mall of America. South Dakota is home to Mount Rushmore and the rugged rock formations of Badlands National Park. If you're itching for further outdoor adventure, visit Indiana or North Dakota, both of which are known for their beautiful parks.


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