- from U.S. Landscapes
Leaving the mountains and thick forests, you come to the Central Plains.
Trees grow across the rolling hills. Wildflowers are in bloom by the roads. There are many lakes and rivers, so you might want to go for a swim. Good idea! This is the Great Lakes region of the Central Plains. The country’s biggest lake is here. Further west lies the mighty Mississippi River. It gets bigger and wider as it heads south to the Gulf of Mexico. Follow the sounds of water as you explore the Central Plains.