Camping’s not for everybody. I get that. It’s dirty. There’s no air conditioning. Cell reception is terrible. A bear might eat your kayak.

But if you can look past all of that and open your mind to the concept of “glamping” (i.e. “glamorous camping”) you’ll find plenty of “off the grid” options for a unique weekend getaway right here in the Tri-states! Here are just a few of the coolest (and oddest) glamping sites in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa.

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