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Sure, Chicago attractions are great, but do you ever find yourself dreaming of jetsetting to the cobblestoned streets of Europe? While it's safe to say most of us won't be taking a vacation overseas in the near future, there are plenty of Midwest gems that mimic all the charm of the continent—sans the expensive flight and passport requirements—within just a few hours' drive from Chicago. From a recreated Bavarian village to a canal- and windmill-lined Dutch settlement, you're sure to get your fill of regional food, beer and culture in these quaint towns. Take a road trip from Chicago and check out these Midwestern getaways that look like they're straight out of a European postcard.
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