Featured Destination: Missouri

Take Time to Unwind in the Show-Me-State

Missouri is “The Show-Me State.” And you’ll want to see as much of this great state as you can. Discover why people from all corners of the world come here to enjoy the friendly hospitality of the locals, the storied history, and some of the best of what America has to offer.

See the “Gateway to the West” when you explore St. Louis and visit its iconic arch. Have an exciting vacation in Branson, where there’s endless family-friendly fun. Fly into Kansas City International Airport and get a taste of that famous Kansas City BBQ. Or, take to the highway and discover the birthplace of Historic Route 66—from Springfield westward, there are towns full of rich culture and history that await exploring. From Jesse James and Mark Twain, to timeless jazz and tangy BBQ—Missouri offers a truly one-of-a-kind glimpse into the heart of America.

So, whatever your reason for visiting, when you book a hotel in Missouri, plan to experience superb arts and culture, great scenery and outdoor fun, an array of tasty dishes and so much more.

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A Place for Family Fun

There’s a lake, a state park, a historic downtown and a scenic railway—making this an epic family destination.

Visit Branson

Kansas City:
Bebop and Barbeque

A newly revitalized downtown intermingles with foodie attractions and jazz history in this eclectic river town.

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Adventure in Innovation

Be inspired by Missouri State University’s students who are focused on two things: the future and outdoor fun.

Visit Springfield

St. Joseph:
Marked in History

From the place where Jesse James was shot to the Pony Express Museum, this city has a lot to show its visitors.

Visit St. Joseph

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Things to do in Missouri

Gateway to the West

Land at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and start your vacation at the Gateway Arch. Sparkling high above the Mississippi River, the venerable stainless-steel monument commemorates the origin of Lewis and Clark’s expedition west across a once-untamed continent. It’s a beloved symbol of the city, but there’s so much more that makes Missourians proud in St. Louis—like the world-class (and always free) zoo, science center, history museum, art museum, municipal opera and more. The iconic Route 66 makes its westward turn here. With a little help from online maps, you can follow parts of the “Mother Road” from Springfield to St. Louis and enjoy pieces of true Americana kitsch. And for family-friendly fun and entertainment, take a trip down south to Branson. Nearly 100 shows featuring past and present headliners here make this the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Home Base Visits

Whether you’re just visiting someone stationed here or vacationing before reporting for duty, it’s easy to see why Missouri is known for its military presence. Fly into Waynesville – St. Robert Regional Airport and book a hotel near Fort Leonard Wood. This military community near St. Roberts in the beautiful south-central Missouri Ozarks offers visitors more than just a base. Browse the St. Robert City Museum, find outdoor fun at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and finally, explore the Route 66 Museum in nearby Lebanon.

Foodie Paradise

Head west through the state in search of great food—it’s as if I-70 has become one big barbecue trail. Check out Pappy’s and Bogart’s in St. Louis where the focus is on grilling and saucing. Or go to Gates or Arthur Bryant’s in Kansas City for tender, wood-smoked meats. When you need some exercise while pigging out on the road, spend a sunny summer day at Lake of the Ozarks, in the center of the state.

Missouri Hotels

Missouri can show you what the American spirit is all about, so let your stay represent discovery, opportunity and rejuvenation in a truly American setting. Check out Choice Hotels for great rates, rewards and travel-essential amenities.