Mount Rushmore

Those that go on holiday to the USA usually pick one of the iconic cities like New York, Los Angeles or Boston. Whilst these are fantastic destinations and certainly places everyone should visit, many adventure seeking holidaymakers will be looking for something slightly alternative. America’s mid-west is the perfect place for adventurous types and also a great place to see the real heart and soul of the land.

Here are a few of the best places in the mid-west for adventure:

Black Hills

Have you ever wanted to see the legendary Mount Rushmore sculpture featuring 60ft sculptures of the heads of Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? The Black Hills is the place to do this and no trip to the mid-west is complete without checking out this amazing memorial. This isolated mountain range rises from the Great Plains and the entire area is brilliant to explore. In addition to Mt Rushmore, Black Hills is also home to the Crazy Horse Memorial, Devils Tower National Monument and Custer State Park (one of the largest in the US).

The Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri is a hotspot for active types. The enormous reservoir is a winding river with over 1,150 miles of shoreline and a number of cool nearby towns to explore. People come here to take in the lovely views or to explore the caves, camp in the surrounding area or head onto the waters where you can sail, swim, parasail and plenty more.

Itasca State Park

Located in the beautiful state of Minnesota, Itasca State Park is a superb place for adventure. Spanning over 32,690 acres, the park is home to much of the State’s incredible natural features, including dense woodland and over 100 lakes. This makes it a great place for long walks any time of the year and you are sure to see all kinds of amazing sights along the way. In addition to this, Itasca State Park is also where the iconic Mississippi River starts it’s enormous 2,552-mile journey all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

These are the three best places in the mid-west for adventure. In order to get the most out of your trip, it is worth booking with tour operators like Grand American Adventures as these companies can take you to all the best spots.

America’s mid-west features astonishing natural beauty and is the beating heart of the United States – this makes it a great choice for those seeking an alternative American adventure.