DES MOINES, Iowa -- Turn a hunt for antiques into a getaway on the 60-mile stretch known as Indiana's Antique Alley.
That's one of the recommendations from the editors of Midwest Living in the magazine's August issue. There are some 900 antiques dealers east of Indianapolis along old US-40, also known as the National Road. The highway was the nation's first interstate, accommodating wagons heading west in the early 1800s.
The magazine suggests looking for treasures in Centerville, Richmond, Knightstown, Lewisville, Cambridge City and other towns. The editors recommended Centerville's Lantz House Inn as a place to send the night.
Other antiquing destinations in the Midwest recommended in the magazine include Door County, Wis.; Irish Hills, Mich.; Kankakee River Valley in Illinois: Oronoco, Minn., Paxico, Kansas, and Walnut, Iowa.