5-State Road Trip Through the Midwest

Updated: Feb 25

Joslyn Castle Omaha Nebraska

The US midwest has so many hidden gems. There's a lot of open road and a variety of sites to see. Here’s a 3 day/3 night road trip through five states that will give you an opportunity to see the diversity that the midwest has to offer. So hop in your car, jeep, SUV or RV and let’s go!

3 Day Midwest Road Trip Map

Minneapolis St-Paul to

Paisley Park

25 min

Well worth the trip. No cameras allowed inside, but if you purchase the premium tour, you will get photos taken by staff.

Paisley Park to

Des Moines, IA

3.5 hours

Stop by the Des Moines Botanical Garden, Art Center or Zoo.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Omaha Nebraska

Des Moines, IA to

Omaha, NE

2 hours

Visit Joslyn Castle, the birthsite of Gerald Ford or walk through the Heartland of America Park. Also, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a must see at night!

Falls Park Sioux Falls South Dakota

Omaha, NE to

Terrace Park Japanese Garden

2.5 hours

Tucked inside a residential neighborhood is Terrace Park Japanese Garden. Don't pass this up!

Terrace Park Japanese Garden to

Falls Park, SD

10 min.

Just a short drive away from Terrace Park Japanese Garden, you'll find Falls Park. This powerful fall will help you understand how water can power a whole city.

Fort Abercrombie North Dakota

Falls Park, SD to

Ft. Abercrombie, ND

3 hours

Add some American History to your trip by making a stop at Ft. Abercrombie.

Ft. Abercrombie to

Fargo, ND

40 min

Finish this 5 state tour with a visit to Fargo, ND. While there, grab a bite to eat a Doolittles Woodfire Grill. Excellent food, excellent service. You won't regret it!

From Fargo, ND, Minneapolis is a scenic 3.5 hour drive. There you have it! A 3 day/3 night road trip traveling though the midwest.

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