The Midwest of the United States is vast but well worth a visit for a weekend getaway. The Midwestern region is made up of twelve states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The landscape is known for the Appalachian Mountains and Interior Plains. The vast landscape offers endless outdoor activities such as biking and walking trails. This region is also home to the famous Great Lakes Basin which contain approximately 18 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. There are tons of activities that tourists enjoy on the water including paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. The most popular city in the Midwest is Chicago and is home to numerous museums, galleries, and restaurants.