Miles covered: 251
Driving time: 3 hrs. 50 min.
City Museum, St. Louis, MO
Photo by Yelper Phyllis O
Rise and shine! Throw on some knee pads and make your way to City Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis. This engineer meets artist museum boasts a 10-story slide, salvaged bridges and two abandoned planes. Adult and kid-friendly.
Katy Trail, Rocheport, Missouri
Photo by Yelper Matt B
Ready to breathe in the fresh Missouri countryside? Next stop: Rocheport, Missouri for a walk or bike ride on the Katy Trail. The trail is America’s longest “rails-to-trail” project and follows Lewis and Clark’s path up the Missouri River.
Q39, Kansas City, MO
Photo by Yelper Shanley C
It’s not a visit to Kansas City without some barbecue. In an effort to dodge the long lines, let’s go for a late lunch at Q39. Order the burnt ends.
Union Station Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Photo by Yelper Kristen L
Built as a railroad station in 1914, Kansas City’s Union Station is now a city landmark and cultural center. Thirsty? Pop in to Pierpont’s for happy hour.
Southmoreland on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO
Photo by Yelper Kathi M
Time to catch some zzz’s. Each room at Southmoreland on the Plaza features a treetop deck, wood burning fireplace or Jacuzzi.