If you are chartering a bus from the windy city to Oklahoma City then add some spontaneity to your trip and stop at some cool locations along the away. From seeing St. Louis to Mark Twain National Forest, there are many sites you would not normally see unless you were traveling by bus.
We have put together some places along the way that will turn your trip into the best one yet.
If anyone in your group is a fan of water sports, stop in Naperville and go kayaking on Quarry Lake. This stop is only 48 minutes outside of Chicago, but it allows you to have some quality outdoors time before your bit journey to Oklahoma City. Rent as many kayaks as you need at the Riverwalk Café. Rent a one-person kayak or a two-person kayak, whatever your preference may be. Paddle boats are also available for your enjoyment. Come on and enjoy some time on the water!
Bloomington, IL is full of various arts and historical sites that attract many tourists throughout the year. This city is full of many attractions you won’t want to miss.
The Miller Park Zoo is home to various species of mammals and reptiles. Come check out the new edition of Snow Leopard cubs and Harbor seals and get a feel for what it is truly like to be in the wild. Take a tour of the zoo or enjoy a ride on their animal themed carousel ride. Many different events occur here monthly so make sure to check out what is going on before you arrive.
For those of you in your group that are history buffs, you have to check out the David Davis Mansion. The Victorian architecture of this building represents the rich social culture of the America’s Western frontier in 1850 through 1880s. Take a tour of this home and learn about technology, cultural, social and architectural elements of the Gilded Age. Come and explore the past with your group and enjoy an experience you will never forget.
We know your final destination is here, but we thought it was necessary to give you some ideas of places to visit while you are here. The beautiful city of St Louis is located on the Mississippi river in Missouri. This is home to some of American’s most beautiful architectural developments and attractions to visit. Known as one of the areas Lewis and Clarke discovered in the 19th century, replica paddlewheelers ply the Mississippi river in commemoration.
One site you and your group absolutely have to see is The Gateway Arch. One of St Louis most prized possessions; this monument symbolizes the nation’s westward expansion and accomplishments of early pioneers. Thought of and built in the 1960’s, people have come from all over the country to see this site for decades. With a tram that takes you on a journey to the top, catch breathtaking views of the entire city. There is also an expansive museum underneath the arch for your enjoyment. This is one memory you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Take a stop and indulge yourself in nature. The The Missouri Botanical Garden has been around for 155 years and it keeps on growing. With a European display of horticulture, it is conservation for education and site seeing. The garden is considered a national historic landmark with more than 4,800 trees that live on the grounds. Some of the exhibits include Japanese, Chinese, English Woodland, Ottoman and Victorian district gardens. Come and take a long walk and stretch your legs through some of the most beautiful gardens in the state.
Calling all history buffs again, the Missouri History Museum showcases all of the important events that occurred in Missouri over the decades. This museum features various special exhibits including the “1904 World’s Fair: Looking Back and Looking Forward” and “Seeking St Louis.” Plan in advance and enjoy their many community events that are held throughout the year or take a tour of the museum exhibits. This is one museum you will definitely want to add to your trip.
The BBQ Saloon
You and you crew must be hungry right about now. Stop at one of St Louis’ most famous BBQ restaurants, The BBQ Saloon. The menu does not compare to anywhere else with food like the Kangaroo Burger and The Kitchen Sink Dog. Not only is the food to die for but the inside décor combines rustic and modern designs that will make you feel old school. Come grab a bite to eat before you hit the road for the rest of your journey.
We Hope You Had A Blast!
Charter a bus and head on an adventure from Chicago to St. Louis. You will not be disappointed. Call one of out friendly representatives today and book your trip today!