Map of Midwest States



Parklands of the Midwest Broadcast Schedule

Taste of the Midwest
Broadcast Schedule

Best of the Midwest
Broadcast Schedule

Best of Iowa
Broadcast Schedule


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Midwest Living


Best of the Midwest

Get the very best of what the Midwest has to offer! Join Dan Kaercher, recently retired Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Living Magazine, on three separate journeys through 12 Midwest states.

  • In Parklands of the Midwest, Dan discovers the enchanting diversity of Midwestern parklands, from forests, refuges and scenic byways to rivers, lakes and grasslands.
  • In Taste of the Midwest, Dan is on a “culinary mission.” Programs in this series highlight some of the heartland's unique places including restaurants, breweries and farms.
  • In Best of the Midwest, Dan travels on a sentimental journey to experience some of the enchantment Middle America has to offer.
  • In Best of Iowa, Dan sets out to find the best of Iowa. He revisits some of the treasures he found on previous road trips and uncovers some new gems, too.

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Video Clips

Army & Lou's, Chicago
City of Chicago
Frontera Grille, Chicago
Red Light, Chicago
Taste of Chicago

Amish Acres, Nappanee
The Checkerberry Inn, Goshen
Dutch Kitchen, Nappanee

Christy Creme, Council Bluffs
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum,
Iowa Great Lakes
Villages of Van Buren County

City of Des Moines
Jaarsma Bakery, Pella
Lincoln Cafe, Mount Vernon
Maytag Dairy Farm, Newton

Gutierrez Restaurant & Bar, Salina
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, Benton
The Stafford Hills Flour Mills Company, Hudson

City of Mackinac Island

Tapawingo, Ellsworth

Burntside Lodge, Ely
Fond Du Lac Reservation, Cloquet
Pickwick, Duluth

City of St. Louis
Hammons Products Company, Stockton
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Kansas City
Silver Dollar City, Branson

North Dakota
Bagg Bonanza Farm, Mooreton
Maple River Winery, Casselton Mauch Farm, Mooreton

French Cafe, Omaha
Omaha Steaks, Omaha

City of Cleveland
Graeter's, Cincinnati
Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse, Cincinnati
Skyline Chili, Cincinnati

South Dakota
Corn Palace, Mitchell
Minervas, Sioux Falls
Possibility Farms, Carpenter

Dane County Farmers' Market, Madison
Schwarz's Supper Club, St. Anna
Wetherby Cranberry Company, Warrens

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