Even from the middle of the 19th century, the need for mass transportation has been apparent. During that time, cities like Chicago, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis grew into some of the biggest cities in the United States and even the world. The 12 states that make up the Midwest contain some of America’s richest history, sports and landmarks. The attraction of these elements has brought people from all over the world to see them.
Mass transportation is not only convenient for inner-city travel, but they are perfect for travelling between any of the 12 states in the Midwest. Charter buses are able to eliminate up to about sixty cars on the road with one ride and consolidate groups of travelers into one single group.
Since the migration of major league sports from the east coast to the Midwest and eventually the west, sports teams would use charter buses to go from state to state. The city of Chicago alone has 34 professional sports teams. This number does not include sports teams in other cities of Illinois for college, private, minor league teams or colleges. The NCAA’s Big Ten Conference has also been a pioneer in sports travel with Charter Buses because it is the oldest division 1 college athletic conference. Sports teams of all ages and calibers still continue to use charter buses to help them transit across the city, state and region for competitions. The traditions still carry strong in Chicago and they bring in millions of visitors a year for the enjoyment of sports, history and life.
Grand Rapids is another Midwest location that receives many visits with groups taking charter buses. Grand Rapids, Michigan is known for much of its Dutch history that is still standing today with fertile valleys and covered bridges. Many historic landmarks and museums are within short bus rides of each other. Groups and students will be able to visit many interrelated museums such as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum for naval and American history, or the Public Museum of Grand Rapids and the Muskegon County Museum for Midwestern and Dutch history.
Another popular destination for Midwest charter bus trips is Indiana. For the same reasons that many travelers visit Grand Rapids and Chicago each year, Indianapolis has a very wide mixture of the both sports and history. Founded upon a very rich history of sports, Indianapolis is the home of the NCAA museum of champions and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum as well as the NFL power house Indianapolis Colts. Groups will also travel on charter buses to unique destinations such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art which has the proclaimed “The best collection in North America of Pont-Aven paintings by Paul Gauguin” or the Indianapolis Zoo which hosts over 350 species of animals including an aquarium of wild sea life.
The possibilities for exploring the Midwest with groups are endless. Every state has something new and different to offer, but all have the underlining element of history, culture and sports. Folks are encouraged to join groups that partake in the pursuit of travel like schools, sports teams, interest groups, youth groups or senior citizen groups.
Don’t miss the chance to partake in learning about the foundations of American culture that are spread out through the Midwestern United States.