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Ideas for places to visit in the Midwest

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Riverfront

St. Louis’ riverfront on the Mississippi River. This photo was taken from the historic Eads Bridge,  a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. Also in this photo the Gateway Arch.  

High Horse

This gift shop was built in 1856 according to the sign. However, I suspect it did not start out as a tourist trap. This is a building in  Elsa, Illinois, an old village along the Mississippi River between Alton and Grafton. This 18th century enclave is fun to explore with lost of classic old buildings.

Elsah Church

Tucked away in the bluffs along the Mississippi River is the little village of Elsah, IL. The entire village of Elsah is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This village, with a population of around one hundred people, is often referred to as the “village where time stood still.” Visitors to Elsah can escape […]

Laser Projection

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Party Lights features interactive lighting, projection mapping, and laser show installations. At dark, the light show begins. Visitors take a self-guided journey through over a mile of free-flowing paths with electrifying multimedia created in collaboration with world-renowned projection and lighting experts AVI Systems and Theatrical Concepts Inc. This is a laser […]

Sunset at the Hardy

There is always something interesting to find in Door County. This is the Hardy Gallery an art gallery on Eagle Bay located in an old boathouse displaying various types of art. To make things more interesting, the building is covered with graffiti (mostly peoples names). After viewing art, you can walk around the building and […]

Gateway Arch

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri’s tallest accessible building. The Arch gives St. Louis a stunning cityscape and is something […]

Memorial

Just South of Downtown Kansas City, you will find the National World War I Memorial. This is on a high hill overlooking Downtown Kansas City and their Union Station. You cannot tell from this photo but this is a steep incline leading from the station up to the memorial. See the previous photo for the […]

KC Skyline

One of the great places to photograph the Kansas City skyline is at the National World War I  Memorial just south of the Downtown area. This is on a large hill which gives you this great perspective. You can drive up to the top or park at the station and walk up the hill. In […]

Atheneum

In a contrast between the very old and the ultramodern, New Harmony’s Atheneum stands out as an architectural marvel. The Atheneum is the visitor center for New Harmony, Indiana and is named for the Greek Athenaion, which was a temple dedicated to Athena in ancient Greece. Even the old split rail fence contrasts the old […]

Doorway

Note that this doorway leads from the outside to the outside! This is another entrance into New Harmony’s Roofless Church. New Harmony is full of very interesting architectural structures both very old and very modern.

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