Whether you're seeking an outdoor adventure, a trip back in time or a rich vacation filled with culture, make sure you book your Missouri rental car when planning your Midwest vacation. Get from point A to point B in your rental car to discover the neat activities and amenities Missouri has to offer.
Play Up The Tourist Persona
Use your time wisely, so you have a chance to visit all of the must-see attractions in one of the most popular vacation destinations within the state of Missouri. Ride all the way to the top of the Gateway arch and discover breathtaking, one-of-a-kind views of St. Louis.
You'll take a four-minute tram ride up to the tallest part of the 630-foot monument to an observation area. Stay as long as you'd like— the trams run every 10 minutes, so you can spend as much time as you'd like admiring the views and learning about the history of the monument.
Explore the beautiful backyard of St. Louis while touring the Butterfly House at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Step inside to the tropical conservatory, located at the heart of the butterfly house. The controlled, tropical climate is home to over 2,000 butterflies, with over 80 species and 150 tropical plants. Learn about the unique butterfly breeds as you go through the exhibit hall. You can read about butterflies as well as other insects, such as arachnids, before stepping outside into the butterfly garden.
Discover Rich Culture in Your Kansas City
Trying to decide which major cities to hit during your Missouri vacation? Reserve a Kansas City car rental and discover why Travel + Leisure Magazine named this Missouri location America's #1 Affordable Getaway! You have the opportunity to browse through local and national artwork at no cost throughout this artsy city.
Throughout the year, Kansas City hosts one of the nation's largest monthly artwork events, known as First Fridays. Every first Friday of the month (rain or shine) the city sets up at the Crossroads Art District to showcase local talent. Take a break from meandering through the busy streets and grab a bite to eat at one of the eclectic restaurants located along the Crossroads Art District.
There are also a number of free museums located throughout the city. Take a trip back in time as you walk through the 1827 Log Courthouse. The restored building was Jackson County's first government building built in the area, and served the people from St. Louis to the Pacific as the Santa Fe Trade began. Another point of interest to visit is the Frontier Army Museum. The city has worked to preserve the history of Fort Leavenworth's role in westward expansion. While touring the building, you'll see one of the oldest collection of horse drawn carriages and buggies, including a prairie schooner that dates back to 1790.