Order the May issue: Midwest Road Trips

We uncovered 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm in the May issue.
May cover of Madison Magazine with a lighthouse and then on the right is an open spread to the magazine
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Road trip season is finally here, which means it’s time to plan a getaway. Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm. These Midwest destinations are just a car ride away, tempting travelers to pick a random weekend, get on the road and drive. Each of these spots has something special to offer regardless of whether you travel for food, attractions, history, views or outdoor adventures.

Pick up the issue on newsstands the first week of May or order a single copy of the issue here.

Find the cover story about Midwest getaways here.


Some additional May stories include:
The Skeleton in the Chimney: A cold case heats up as DNA experts step in to try to help solve a late-1980s mystery: Whose skeleton was found in the chimney of a local music store, how did it get there, and why? In this special report by Doug Moe, learn how the cold case is heating up as we speak, due to the recent efforts of a national DNA project.
Cueing Up a Comeback: This Madison-based pool and billiards podcast is heard in 106 countries.
Ethereal Blooms: Wander through the threaded prairie flowers at this Wisconsin-inspired Chazen exhibit.
Sensational Sammies: Pack a picnic with one of these local sandwiches.
Rolling Into the Future: New bicycle collective startup delivers food and makes bike sales and service affordable.
The Essayist: A nostalgic Mother’s Day meditation on the magic of baking with now-grown daughters.
Botanical Bottles: Local distillers are embracing the proverb “April showers bring May flowers” with plant-infused spirits.

Order the May issue here. Find a list of newsstand locations here.

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