Roughly the size of continental Europe, The Great Lakes region is made up of the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - also referred to as America's Midwest. Often depicted as wholesome and hardworking, this region of the US was formed by generations of German and Scandinavian immigrants who settled amongst the indigenous tribes and welcomed a life on the waters. And not just any waters - the Great Lakes are one of the world's largest surface freshwater ecosystems. They provide over 80% of North America's surface fresh water and over 20% of the world's supply.
From Motown to Harley town; Route 66 to Indianapolis Motor Speedway; the Mall of America to Amish country; this heartland of America has a wealth of natural beauty and an intriguing history all of its own for you to discover.