Known as America’s Heartland, the region of Midwest extends to the West of Mississippi across Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota, all of which together form the Great Plains in the heart of the United States. Don’t let this name fool you into thinking all you can find here are dull and monotonous places: the Midwest will surprise you not only with its infinite horizons, its forests and desert landscapes, but also with the historic Route 66 and the incredible cities like St. Louis and Kansas City with their clubs where you can listen to some legendary blues, rock and jazz.
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Thanks to the rich history of outlaws, indian tribes and buffallo hunters, the region of the Great Plains is part of the myth of the Wild West, and even today the cowboys and Native Americans living there are more than just tourist attractions but actual parts of the everyday life. You can ride down the endless roads where once travelled the warriors like the Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, the first Pony Express and heroes like Calamity Jane and Billy the Kid! From the wild Ozark Mountains to Mount Rushmore, from the lunar landscape of the Badlands to the gold mines of the Black Hills, across the mythical land washed by the rivers Missouri and Mississippi you will find extravagant attractions and live an “on the road” adventure in the heart of America!