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Welcome to MidwestRiverCities.com … we’re genuinely glad to share more about the site and the people behind it (us)!

MidwestRiverCities.com About Us

Jim and Laura Hofman

We’re Jim and Laura Hofman from Naperville, IL and it’s our goal with this site to showcase Midwestern river cities as enjoyable destinations for day trips, weekend visits, and longer stays …

So what’s a “river city” you may ask?? We define them as cities or towns, large or small, whose personality is shaped or influenced by their river(s) …

We’ve identified over 30 such cities and towns in the Midwest (there’ll be more to come). And also several more which are a bit farther afield, meaning just outside of the traditional Midwest.

MidwestRiverCities.com is not intended as a personal travel journal, even though all of the site’s travelogues are based on our personal experience and opinions. We work with travel related companies, organizations, and local businesses who seek to attract visitors and customers to their locations. Please see our “Work With Us” page to discover how we can help raise the profile of your destination or business …

Jim and Laura have over 30 years of travel experience with an emphasis on discovering the “local” in each of these river cities (we figure you can find the chain places on your own!). We have a passion for spotlighting the positive in each of these destinations, while maintaining a balanced and realistic viewpoint …

In each travelogue, you’ll discover budget friendly shopping opportunities, local products, river related activities, a dining recommendation or two or three, the “oldest bar in town” (always a travel highlight for us!), a bit of trivia, and more …

We welcome feedback, and we welcome business inquiries relating to these well known (and not-so-well-known) river cities. Reach out to us at our Contact page

Most of all, thanks for your interest and thank you for visiting!

Sincerely,

Jim and Laura Hofman