Midwest Digital Guides
Chicago is one of the most stimulating and well-rounded cities in the USA, boasting diversity in everything from its population to its cuisine to the recreational activities it affords its denizens. In its beautiful skyline of landmark buildings and skyscrapers, its 46 museums and 200 theaters, its abundance of ethnic restaurants among its 7,000 total restaurants, its outstanding educational institutions, its thriving sports teams, and its rich cultural history, Chicago embodies all of the compelling and cosmopolitan elements that only urban life can offer. At the same time, its 552 parks and 15 miles of public beach on the shores of Lake Michigan make it a highly livable and recreationally accessible city for those who are partial to an active outdoor lifestyle. Often called “The City of Big Shoulders,” Chicago thoroughly and holistically supports and nourishes the people who call it home.
The world’s traditional automotive center—Detroit is the backbone of the United States automobile industry—and an important source of popular music, legacies celebrated by the city’s two familiar nicknames, Motor City and Motown. Building on the past glory of Motown and automotive victory, Detroit now has three new casinos, a Riverwalk and the new Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers.
Indianapolis is commonly referred to as the Crossroads of America and is easily accessible from a wide variety of locations, with many interstate highways bisecting our city. The city offers big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, Mid-western inviting atmosphere.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the most populous urban area in the state of Minnesota and is composed of 188 cities and townships. With 949 lakes lying within the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, outdoor recreation is an important part of people’s daily routines.