1 Gateway Arch, St Louis, MO
Ride the pod-like tram (trolley) to the top of this iconic monument, or simply admire its majestic symmetry from the riverside park below.
2 BBQ in Kansas City, MO
Sample some of America’s finest (and sauciest) brisket, hickory-smoked ribs and “burnt ends”.
3 Route 66, OK
Oklahoma boasts 400 miles of this iconic roadway, lined with classic Americana, diners and rolling grassland scenery.
4 Price Tower, Bartlesville, OK
Spend the night in Frank Lloyd Wright’s only skyscraper, a stylish, copper-clad 1950s time capsule.
5 Nebraska State Capitol, NE
Soaring above the plains like a fantastical, Byzantine skyscraper, this has to be one of America’s most enthralling capitol buildings.
6 The Black Hills, SD
Where the Midwest meets the West: prairie dogs, buffalo, hiking trails and caves galore, and the behemoth stone sculptures of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
7 Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
Venture further north for a look at the softly eroded, untrammelled landscape that helped inspire a rancher to the US presidency.