It’s the perfect time to plan some scenic drives.

Check out our recommendations for scenic drives in and around Kansas City.

Exploring the “Show Me State”

Scenic drives in Missouri abound, but none more iconic than Route 66. Missouri has a plethora of beautiful byways and lovely landscapes to explore. Take a tour through these ten marvels of the “Show Me State”:

  • Cliff Drive. This scenic, 4.5-mile drive cuts through Kansas City. It features bluffs and forests overlooking the Missouri River.
  • Glade Top Trail. This 23-mile drive goes through Missouri’s only National Forest Scenic Byway. Its multiple pullouts provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Historic Route 66. This scenic byway stretches about 300 miles and features antique shops and diners dotted along the way.
  • Crowley’s Ridge Parkway. This 212-mile trip starts in southeastern Missouri and features lush forests and orchards in the springtime.
  • Blue Buck Knob. This 25-mile scenic byway traverses through Mark Twain National Forest in the Ozark Hills.
  • Little Dixie Highway. This 29-mile route adjacent to the Mississippi River features sites for history buffs.
  • Old Trails Road. This 15-mile route runs along the Missouri River and contains gorgeous bluffs and several historic sites.
  • Missouri Farmlands Route. This 49-mile route showcases the state’s stunning rural farmlands and local wildlife.
  • Highway 106. This 69-mile trip contains several recreational activities along the way, including picnicking and canoeing.
  • Rolla-Salem Loop. This 86-mile loop through Salem features several historic sites and natural vistas.

Stay Safe While Traveling

It’s likely that these routes will be more populated during the springtime, so be sure to exercise caution when traveling on them.

If you  get into a car accident this spring break, here's what you should do to protect your right to fair compensation: 

  • Seek medical attention. Prioritize your health and safety by seeking immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Prompt medical evaluation can identify hidden or internal injuries and ensure proper treatment and documentation.
  • Contact law enforcement. Call the police to report the accident, especially if there are injuries or significant property damage. Request that they come to the scene to file an accident report.
  • Document the scene. If you can do so safely, gather evidence at the accident scene by taking photographs or videos of the vehicles involved, the surrounding area, and any visible injuries or damage. Note the weather conditions, road conditions, and any relevant details.
  • Gather information. Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle details with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Obtain names and contact information of any witnesses present.
  • Notify your insurance company. Cooperate with their investigation while avoiding admitting fault or providing a recorded statement without legal guidance.
  • Preserve evidence. Keep records of all relevant documents, including medical records, hospital bills, repair estimates, and any other expenses incurred due to the accident. Maintain a journal documenting your injuries, symptoms, and the impact on your daily life.
  • Consult with a personal injury attorney. Seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney experienced in car accident cases. They can assess the circumstances, advise you on your rights, and guide you through the legal process.
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