Dallas to Missouri Road Trip

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  • Dallas, TX
  • Dallas to Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City to Wichita
  • Wichita to Springfield
  • Roadside assistance
It’s no secret that one of the best ways to experience a new place is by car. But planning a road trip can be time-consuming and confusing—which is why car insurance comparison app Jerry has planned out the ideal road trip for you: you’ll start out in Dallas, Texas, make your way through Oklahoma and Kansas, and end in Springfield, Missouri.
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START: Dallas, TX

You’ll start off in the city where the frozen margarita machine was invented (yeah, seriously). But really, you can get your history kick, food kick, and entertainment kick all in this great Texan city.

Where to eat in Dallas:

Uchi Dallas (Japanese, Seafood) — After training in New York, Tokyo, and Austin for over 10 years, chef and sushi master James Beard opened Uchi, bringing innovation to traditional Japanese. His love for experimentation coupled with his expertise are sure to delight any sushi-lover!
rise n°1 (French) — This charming yet wildly sophisticated restaurant, with locations in both Dallas and Fort Worth, will give you a unique dining experience—plus, the food will knock your socks off. Enjoy savory entrees like brie & cornichon baguettes or a Parisian jambon sandwich.

Things to do in Dallas:

Looking for entertainment in Dallas, Texas? We’ve got you covered.
History buffs will appreciate Dealey Plaza, the location where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963—and you can learn all you need to know about this tragic and historic event at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and Perot Museum of Nature and Science will provide entertainment for all sorts of travelers, and the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden will give you some relaxed time outdoors before hitting the road for your next destination.
The Reunion Tower and Bank of America Plaza from across the Trinity River.
Dallas, Texas

Dallas to Oklahoma City

Want a fun fact about Oklahoma City? It is, in fact, in Oklahoma. Who’da thunk?
Length: 205 miles

Where to eat in Oklahoma City:

Cheever’s Cafe (American, International) — Founded by Keith and Heather Paul, Cheever’s Cafe rests on a historic property, so you’ll get to enjoy your food with a wonderful Oklahoman ambiance. Chicken fried steak, carbonara, and cauliflower bread pudding are just a few of the entrees served here.
Charleston’s Restaurant (American, Steakhouse) — A great spot for high-quality casual dining, Charleston’s offers multiple menus, including lunch and dinner menus, social hour menu, family meals menu, and even a gluten-free menu!
Things to do in Oklahoma City:
As the “Horse Show Capital of the World,” you can’t leave Oklahoma City without attending an equine championship or event. Many of the shows are free (if not super affordable), so this is a must!
The Oklahoma City Zoo is a great stop for animal lovers, with a special “Sanctuary Asia” section exhibiting a variety of Asian animals—from red pandas to Indian rhinos to Komodo dragons.
And, for some contemporary and classic Western Art, check out the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and get a feel for the old, wild west.
Cars zoom by an Oklahoma City Community College building.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City to Wichita

Next, you’ll go through Wichita, Kansas, the “Air Capital of the World.”
Length: 160 miles

Where to eat in Wichita:

Kobe Steakhouse of Japan (Japanese, Steakhouse) — Check out Kobe Steakhouse for a Japanese Teppanyaki dining experience, where your food will be cooked on a large hot plate at your table by your own personal chef.
Sabor Latin Bar & Grille (Latin, Central American) — In the heart of Oldtown Square in Wichita, Sabor Latin Bar & Grille offers South American inspired cuisine, with starts like mejillones y chorizo, specialties like sabor chicken paella and a polenta vegetarian tower, and handcrafted cocktails like their agave drop shooter.

Things to do in Wichita:

The Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is a live museum featuring actors and interactive exhibits—you’ll be sure to get a good sense of what life in the 19th century was like!
If you didn’t catch the zoo in Oklahoma City, try stopping by the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita. Or, see the planes on show at the Kansas Aviation Museum and learn about the history of Wichita and Sedgwick County at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
Rolling green hills seen from a curving Wichita highway.
Wichita, Kansas

Wichita to Springfield

Next up, you’ll drive a good few hours from Wichita into Springfield, Missouri, to end off your multi-state road trip.
Length: 250 miles

Where to eat in Springfield:

Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar (American, Bar) — As Springfield’s only Ice Bar, Fire & Ice is a must-eat-at. You can watch your food get prepared with the restaurant’s open kitchen and enjoy sandwiches, soups, burgers, starters, and steaks.
Cafe Cusco (Peruvian, Latin) — Happy hour, gluten-free and vegan options, and wonderfully delectable Peruvian-inspired dishes make Cafe Cusco a unique find amidst Midwest eateries. Make sure to try the Tamal with their house-made hot sauce!

Things to do in Springfield:

Just outside of Springfield, you can see the popular tourist attraction Fantastic Caverns, natural rock formations in underground caves that will prove awe-inspiring to all.
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the largest wildlife and fish attraction in the world, with exhibits including taxidermied animals presented in their natural habitats and a 1.5 million gallon aquarium.
If you’re into cool buildings, be sure to check out Pythian Castle, a gothic masterpiece that’s been used both as an orphanage and retirement home.
For some time outdoors, explore Springfield’s park, trails, and rivers—you can even do a hiking trip through 37 North Expeditions, and experienced hikers will plan the whole thing for you!
A faded logo for Beemans Pepsin Gum on a brick building.
Springfield, Missouri
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