Lake Michigan is big and an easy road trip for a lot of Midwesterners -- but it's certainly not the only vacation destination in the Midwest. HowStuffWorks and TLC has put together a short list of fun, family-friendly vacation spots to check out that boast everything from waterparks and live music festivals in and around the region.
Starting our list? Lake Michigan (of course it's on the list -- it's a Great Lake for a reason!).