The Midwest still doesn't have a Disney World equivalent (RIP DisneyQuest), but it does boast a handful of amusement parks packed with amazing roller coasters. If you're not feeling like a day at a Chicago beach or a top museum, maybe it's time to go ride something a bit faster than the Red Line. This summer, new rides like Rougarou and Thunderbird will offer up fresh thrills while old standbys like Millennium Force and the Boss continue to entertain. We gathered a list of the best Midwest roller coasters within a five-hour drive from Chicago—perfect for a weekend getaway.
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