3 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in the Midwest

Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA.
Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA. Photo by Cameron Venti on Unsplash

If you’ve been thinking about going on an adventure in the Midwest, there are plenty of things you can do there. This region offers a lot of unique experiences for adults and children alike, and if you want to make the most out of your trip without breaking the bank, here are our suggestions.

Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana

Head to the beach on Lake Michigan and you can experience everything as any other big beach. Hiking, swimming, fishing, and camping are just some of the activities you can enjoy that won’t cost you a lot.

Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri

Spend a day in nature exploring Elephant Rocks and the nearby Johnson’s Shut-Ins. Both parks are free and you can enjoy swimming in nature, climbing rocks, and even a natural water park with slides, waterfalls, and chutes. It’s great fun for the whole family.

Maquoketa Caves State Park, Iowa

Feel like exploring some caves? This unique park is perfect for that because it has 13 caves you can see. Some are well-lighted and can be walked through while others are more difficult to go in. There are hiking trails through the canyons that are great for seeing the whole state park.