Favorites from the Great Lakes

Favorites from the Great Lakes

Headlined by Chicago, the Great Lakes region is highlighted by its major cities. Each have their own unique characteristics which has secured their inclusion on this list. The states in this area are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Below are my favorite places in the region along with links to the photo albums for each state.

Chicago, Illinois

Buckingham Fountain

The third largest city in the United States, Chicago has no shortage of things to do. The parks, museums, and architecture are all world class. For sports fans Wrigley Field is a bucket list experience.

Cloud Gate, Millennium Park
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Wrigley Field
Sears Tower
Marina City
Location of Chicago
Location of Chicago

Detroit, Michigan

Monument to Joe Louis

Detroit may be overlooked because of its reputation of a dangerous city but it is actually a beautiful place. While there are some neighborhoods that you should NEVER go to, downtown and other parts of the city have experienced a revitalization. There is so much pride that residents have for their city and it is apparent just walking around. The public art and architecture are probably my favorite thing to see.

The Guardian
Renaissance Center
Comerica Park
The Henry Ford Museum
Wayne County Building
Location of Detroit
Location of Detroit

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Westown neighborhood

What makes Milwaukee stand out is the food and drink scene. The city is known for its cheese, beer, and bratwurst and it does not disappoint. Going up to nearby Green Bay for a Packers game is also a fun experience.

Downtown Milwaukee
Miller Brewery, Milwaukee
Miller Brewery, Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Lambeau Field, Green Bay
Location of Milwaukee
Location of Milwaukee

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chain of Lakes

Minneapolis is a blend of urban and rural. The Mississippi River and the Chain of Lakes are among the great open spaces around the city. Downtown and other trendy neighborhoods also make it worth a visit. Nearby points of interest include St Paul and Bloomington, home to Mall of America.

St Anthony Falls
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Mill City Museum
Target Field
Mall of America
Location of Minneapolis
Location of Minneapolis

Northeast Ohio

Cleveland Mural

 

While Cleveland is a notable city in itself, the main reason for including Northeast Ohio on this list is the number of attractions within the area. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cedar Point are all must see. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located just south of Cleveland, preserves the rural surroundings of the Cuyahoga River.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton
Cedar Point, Sandusky
Cedar Point, Sandusky
Location of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

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Here are links to all my photos from the Great Lakes:

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