Here's an awesome video of the Milky Way as seen from the plains of South Dakota. If you've spent your whole life in the city, you don't know what you're missing when it comes to stargazing in the middle of nowhere. This will give you an idea. Watch it in HD, fullscreen, in a dark room if you can.
Plains Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.
If you're curious, click through to Vimeo, where Randy Halverson gives some details on how he shot the video.