Getting ready to come to the United States? Every region of the United States has something unique to offer, so get ready to explore! Here’s an insider’s guide to the best of what this region in America has to offer - a list of the Top 10 Things To Do in the Heartland.
Immerse yourself in Cowboy Culture
Outfit yourself in western apparel, visit a steakhouse, and watch a live cattle auction at the historic Stockyards City in Oklahoma.
Explore the Knife River Indian Villages
Continental explorers Lewis and Clark met famous Native American interpreter Sacagawea at one of these villages near the Knife River. Take a hike, go fishing, and explore the remains of two Northern Plains villages in North Dakota.
See Badlands National Park
Explore the canyons, spires, and buttes of this South Dakota Park, which is also home to some amazing fossil beds.
Hike the Presidential Trail
Get up close and personal with George, Thomas, Teddy, and Abe at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. This easy walk includes the best views of the monument as well as the studio where its lead sculptor worked.
Get in touch with your inner outlaw at this former wild–west town in South Dakota. Take a tour, watch a dramatic street performance, or explore a century–old gold mine.
Go River Tanking
Spend a lazy afternoon floating down river in an old livestock feeding tank. This crazy-sounding activity is a popular Nebraska pastime! Bring a camera and enjoy the calm and beautiful scenery of the prairie.
Check out a NASCAR Race
Take a trip to the Kansas Speedway and experience the thrill of live stock car racing, which is America’s most popular sport.
Journey to the Top of the Gateway Arch
Take a short tram ride to the top of America’s tallest monument. Located in Missouri, this 630–foot arch offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the city of St. Louis.
Go shopping in America’s Largest Mall
There aren’t too many shopping centers that boast hundreds of shops, restaurants, an aquarium, and an indoor amusement park. You’ll find them all in Minnesota’s Mall of America.
Visit the ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie Site
Play catch, run the bases, and relax in the bleachers of this baseball diamond which was cut into a cornfield for the 1989 Kevin Costner film. It might feel like heaven, but remember it’s just Iowa.