Marriage is a beautiful thing. Since it’s forever, why not celebrate your final days unmarried with an unforgettable trip? For those of you seeking a Midwest celebration, look no further. Here are the eight best destinations for a bachelor party in the Midwest.
Midwest Bachelor Party Destinations: The Eight Greatest Places to Party
1. St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is home to the famous landmark, the Arch, and is not too far from neighboring Midwest cities such as Springfield, Columbia and Kansas City. With a very down to earth and fun feel, and a top baseball team, St. Louis is a great location to host a bachelor party. Before attending a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, guests should first stop by Ballpark Village, the newest dining and entertainment establishment that is conveniently located next to the stadium. This establishment features a plethora of bars, restaurants and live entertainment. Home to great baseball and beer, St. Louis is a fantastic bachelor party destination.
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2. Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, and there is no shortage of fun to be had in this adored Midwestern city. Visitors to Chicago should certainly head to Headquarters Beercade, an awesome bar and arcade. Here, the bachelor and his guests alike can tap into their 12-year-old-selves by playing games such as Donkey Kong, NBA Jam, Teenage Mutant Turtles, Frogger and more. To keep the arcade from being too juvenile, Headquarters Beercade offers an extensive craft beer and cocktail selection as well. Great arcade games and booze, how much better can it get?
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3. Branson, Missouri
Branson is an Ozark town located in Southwest Missouri. Branson is very popular among vacationers seeking a wide range of recreational activities to partake in. If you are more of the adventurous and outdoors type, then this could be the location for you. Hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and more are all available outdoors. In addition, Table Rock Lake is very popular for boating, bass fishing, waterskiing and more.
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4. Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City sits on the western edge of Missouri, neighboring Kansas. Known for its jazz, bbq and beautiful fountains and building structures, Kansas City is another standout city of the Midwest, perfect for a fantastic bachelor party. Baseball fans take note, as Kansas City's baseball team, the Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series. Watch the crowned champs play after visiting Power and Light District, a dining and entertainment establishment that features numerous bars, restaurants and live entertainment.
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5. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
The Lake of the Ozarks is the largest reservoir located in Central Missouri in the northern part of the Ozarks. Situated on a lake, this Midwestern hot spot is perfect for a springtime or summer bachelor party. With the lake, great restaurants such as Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, and an awesome waterpark, there's no shortage of fun and great eats to be had in Lake of the Ozarks.
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6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
As the sixth largest city within Michigan, home to the famous University of Michigan, Ann Arbor boasts vibrant nightlife. To experience an Ann Arbor icon, head to Necto Nightclub, one of the city’s largest and longest running dance/night clubs. Gather up your group and come enjoy a drink and a few dances to your favorite songs for your bachelor party. The club also caters to a diverse group ranging from college students to the LGBT community.
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7. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis is the largest city in Minneapolis and the 47th largest city in the United States. If you enjoy the water, this could be the place to visit and check out Lake of the Isles. Isles is connected to both Cedar Lake and Lake Calhoun. Popular activities in Minneapolis include ice skating and hockey in the winter time with boating, fishing and canoeing entertaining visitors in the spring and summer.
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8. Bloomington, Indiana
Home to great wineries, Bloomington is a great Midwest destination for the wino bachelor. One standout winery to visit is Oliver Winery, one of the largest and most modern wineries located in the eastern part of the United States. Visitors here can rent private spaces, so the groom and his buddies can experience an exclusive full wine tasting.
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This article was written by Alisiana Peters.