As a Midwestern dog mom, I’m always looking for fun pet-friendly attractions I can enjoy with my pup, Dexter. The Midwest offers many wonderful local attractions, and here are 5 special where Fido is welcome, too!
The Mid-America Windmill Museum exhibits an extraordinary collection of 52 restored windmills throughout their grounds. You can roam acres filled with various types of windmills. Be sure not to miss the replica of the Robertson Post windmill with a 52 foot diameter wind wheel!
The Windmill Museum Barn and Gift Shop shows an informative 8-minute video on the history of windmills and how they operate. And the tour guide provides insights into various parts of old windmills, windmill memorabilia, and tools.
For a first-rate way to see Chicago’s astonishing architecture, hop aboard the pet-friendly Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architectural Tour! This dog-friendly Chicago boat cruise showcases over 40 Chicago landmarks on the 75-minute narrated tour.
You and your pet are welcome to sniff 54 human figures, 3 dogs, 8 boats, a monkey, and a cat. These fascinating topiaries are made from yew, and the largest stands twelve feet high.
The SS Meteor is the last above-water whaleback ship in the world! These ships earned their “Whaleback” name because their cigar-shaped steel hulls rode low in the water when they were loaded with cargo.
You and your favorite canine can tour the ship from pilot house to cargo holds. This unique dog-friendly museum also features exhibits on Great Lakes shipwrecks and the history of shipbuilding in the Twin Ports.
Fitger’s Mall in downtown Duluth has unique shops, dining, and nightlife for everyone – including dogs! This historic hotel and mall allows dogs in the common areas, both inside and out. Each store sets their own policy, and most of the shops are dog-friendly, but you should always ask before entering with your pet.
Have you visited any of these locations with your pet? Let us know what you thought! And be sure to add your favorite pet-friendly places in the Midwest in the comments below.
About the Author: Tonya Wilhelm is a dog training expert who has traveled the US promoting positive ways of preventing and managing behavior issues with a holistic approach. She is a vlogger, writer, blogger, and published author who loves exploring new locations with her trusty companion, Dexter. Tonya is on a mission to inspire pet parents to LIVE life and explore. Learn more about Tonya and Dexter on their blog www.raisingyourpetsnaturally.
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