Springfield is for enjoying out-of-the-ordinary experiences while still feeling right at home. Missouri’s third-largest city is a family-friendly hotspot with an atmosphere that radiates classic Americana heritage — Route 66 passes through Springfield after all.
Visit historic theaters like Landers Theatre and Gillioz Theatre, make a reservation to chow down on some midwestern cooking, then head out into the lakes and forests of the Ozark Mountains for some outdoor adventures.
Springfield, Missouri is ripe with easy family activities that’ll keep your little ones entertained all vacation long.
This vast underground cave is just 20 minutes from downtown Springfield, and is one of the town’s best activities for families. Enjoy an hour-long guided ride in a Jeep-drawn tram — this is North America’s only cave system large enough to ride through this way.
Over 500 animals call Springfield’s zoo home. Explore the “Tropical Asia” area for exotic species from afar, then stroll through “Missouri Habitats” to discover details on the local fauna like wolves, black bears, and river otters.
Another day trip location for the family, this science and learning museum of sorts encourages visitors to challenge themselves and with hands-on exhibits that cover everything from technology to art to history. Ride the HighWire bike and maybe take home a sample of your own DNA!
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Springfield sits in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, one of the most gorgeous natural areas in the U.S. Fuel up the tank and venture out to any number of nearby locations for entertainment or outdoor discovery. Whatever your travel requirements, you can explore Southern Missouri and beyond on your own time when you book a car on Turo for your stay.Book the perfect car
Branson, Missouri is sort of a cozy midwestern take on Las Vegas full of family-friendly activities. Catch any number of shows, visit the National Tiger Sanctuary, then spend a day on the rides at Silver Dollar City — be sure to try the zipline!
The jewel of the Ozarks has more shoreline than the entire coast of California, and offers the ultimate vacation package. After fishing, boating, and swimming, stroll Lake of the Ozarks State Park, then shop some local galleries or catch a round of golf.
Drive down to the southern end of Lake of the Ozarks to visit the historic castle ruins and stroll the forested trails of this park. Then go explore the otherworldly rock formations and subterranean Mystery Lake at Bridal Cave just up the road.
Gene was very professional and nice he had complimentary bottled water and a new c type charger that really helped with kids media distractions on the trip 8 hrs one way I was frantic planning this trip all other rental companies near me wanted my arm and half my leg but genes suburu was just what we needed and could afford for a 4 day trip along with being able to return it on a holiday when rental companies stuck u with extra days due to not being open the car ran great comfortable for 5 people only cost about 180 bucks for 1000 mile trip defiantly will use gene again in the future.
Everything is spotless and brand new in this vehicle! I had no issues whatsoever with the car or the rental process. Kerrigan was amazing and was very responsive & helpful throughout the whole trip!
Leala was very accommodating! I came to Springfield for a last minute business trip, she was able to have the car ready on a few hours notice & allowed me to extend my trip two different times!
Excellent host, great communication and seamless experience. The last time I used a car rental service like hertz or enterprise, I had to wait an hour. I was able to walk right off the plane and get the car immediately.
This suburban was excellent for our trip!!! It road smooth for my family on our trip to Galveston! It makes me want to purchase myself a suburban for myself in the future. Susan was very easy and nice to rent from! I would definitely rent this vehicle again. I loved that it had a phone holder mounted too. It came in very handy holding my phone for GPS!
Robert is great! Very accommodating and his BMW X3 is a pleasure to drive. Made my 2.5 hr drove after flying into Springfield something I enjoyed more then I had thought. Will absolutely rent from him again if I ever make it back to the Springfield area!
Phenomenal trip and the seamless and affordable rental of this vehicle made it even better. The jeep was squeaky clean, ran perfectly, GREAT on gas and Joey’s communication was on point. We will definitely look to rent from him again.
Amazing experience! The host was outstanding, my first trip out they made me feel so comfortable and helped me through the process. The vehicle is IMMACULATE! Clean and beautiful. Not a typical rental vehicle, very wonderful trip and experience.
Joey, thank you again! Joey is an excellent host. We we’re heading to Springfield last minute. Very last minute on our way to depart at the airport, contacted Joey about one of his vehicles, said that it wasn’t available but he would find us something. Within minutes, and minutes before our flight take off, Joey had a vehicle for us, ready when we arrived. Excellent service, communication and value. Thanks again Joey.
Sharma was great to rent from! The car is new and was great for our needs! She included unlimited car washes and interior cleaning so we had a clean car the whole time! Communication was fast and responsive. Will rent again when we come back! Thanks!
We had a great experience from the start to the end of our trip! Vehicle was in immaculate condition, inside and out, with attention to every detail, including wet wipes, napkins, phone charger end even bottled water!! 👍🏻😘 Leala, thank you so much for excellent and enjoyable experience!! Would recommend to everyone, you won’t regret it!!!
Kerrigan was great to work with! The car was like ours at home except a different color, so we knew we loved it already! No problems at all!
Great rental! Super simple pick up process from parking lot in front of the airport. The Jeep was exceptionally clean and spacious despite not being a full size SUV like a suburban. It was perfect for getting around the ozarks since it fits easy in tight parking spots and has a small turning radius. I would have had trouble parking in most places with a pickup or suburban etc. I would definitely rent again from Kerrigan. She does a great job.
Kerrigan was a wonderful host. She was super communicative and answered all my questions. Highly recommend her and her vehicle. The car was super cute and great for getting iur group around.
Kerrigan made the entire experience pleasant and easy. The vehicle was in excellent shape, well cared for.
This RR is my favorite when visiting family in Springfield. Dillyon and his wife are a pleasure to work with.
Great experience. Joey communicated everything very well. And everything was just as I hoped it would be. Very satisfied.
Dillyon was very helpful and communicative throughout. Car had no problems. Nice ride. Thank you
I cannot say enough about Kerrigans kindness. She was more than understanding when I needed to add a few hours on the last day. It’s so nice to get this reminder that there are still people left that care more about others than money. Honestly it made me tear up a little bit. Thank you Kerrigan for that reminder. Kindness matters! Also the car was great:)
All was great with the car. It drove well and was nice to have a car seat too. Good communication except for a slight issue with pick up spot address being incorrect.
Great car!! So nice for our trip. And amazing hosts—went the extra mile to be sure everything was ready for our first trip to Springfield. Our flight was later than we expected and we even had another setback which caused us to return the car 2 hours later than originally planned but they were very understanding.
Easy to pick up car. Very clean. Great communication with owner. When I am back to town I hope I would be allowed to use the car again.
Clean, reliable car. My only wish is that communication would have been more proactive.
Good communication. Easy pickup. Minor mechanical issue but it was resolved quickly.
Brian was fantastic. Prompt, responsive, and flexible. The car was great. A+ first experience. Thank you Brian!!
Great rental and host was very respectful and helpful with us since we were first time be Turo user's.
3rd rental from Dillyon!!! He is wonderfully attentive and polite!!! And his vehicles are so nice! My go to car rental while in Springfield!
Wonderful communication with Kerrigan made our first Turo rental a breeze! This was a great vehicle for our family’s Spring Break vacation in Branson.
Dillyon’s Land Rover Evoque was the perfect SUV for my trip to Springfield to visit my son and grandson. The vehicle is in excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically. It snowed the day we arrived so the factory all season mats were definitely a plus. The owners were very accommodating and made the pick-up and drop-off effortless. I will definitely be a repeat customer. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Awesome car! Just was a great time, host was amazing and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend the rental!
Brian's Terrain was great for our golf/family visit trip to SW MO. He had the vehicle waiting on us at the airport and was there on time to retrieve it before we flew out. Very polite and responsive, will definitely book with him again!
First time Turo user and I love it. Our host was very responsive and the car was beautiful. Definitely my go to for car rentals in the future!
Had so much fun in the jeep and it was the perfect size for our family of 5 plus luggage.
Eugene was great! Responded quickly to all communications and the car was great! Will definitely rent from him again!
100% recommended great smooth ride great host perfect experience. Definitely worth renting again!
Elite D provided an excellent car (Subaru Outback). The car was clean and well maintained. He met us at the airport when our flight arrived. During our trip we had a family emergency and needed to extend our rental. Elite was quick to respond to our request and very accomodating. I will definitely rent from Elite again!
Great car! Great hosts! The car is kept in like-new condition and has a lot of very useful features. Driving feels like you’re in a brand new car. Handles great and is very comfortable on long road trips with more than enough space for 5 adults. Anytime I needed anything or just had a question Lisa responded quickly. Highly recommend!
Brian was very communicative. He responded to all my questions immediately. Car is in great shape. He also allowed me to change my departure as my trip plans changed. Highly recommend!
Kerrigan was awesome host. My first time and she walked me through the whole trip.
The best service I’ve had with Turo. Great drop off and pickup. Highly recommend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Branson and with the help of Kerrigan and her jeep we were able to explore as much as we wanted! I highly recommend using her as your host, she made the process so easy!
Kerrigan is an amazing host and the Traulblazer is spotless, smells fresh and all around perfect for my trip!
Orval was communicative. Not flexible in regards to curbside request or time change request. Didn’t give any info ahead of time as to car location, so communication between flights traveling to get the car, was a bit challenging but overall car itself was great. Ran well and in good condition. Car very clean and good size and space. Would rent again.
Great host, they made our trip so easy! Vehicle was fantastic, clean, plenty of room for 4 and luggage. Airport pickup and drop off were quick and smooth. I don’t know how it could have been better!
The GMC Terrain was clean and a joy to drive! Orval was a nice gentleman and great to work with! I would rent the Gmc Terrain from Orval again!
This was my first Turo experience and Sid was a terrific host. His jeep was spotless and perfect for my short last minute business trip. No rental car bus, no lines, so fast and easy, and everything was exactly as described. I love this!
The experience was magnitudes simpler and faster than renting from the airport car rental agencies. Truly and push start and go experience. Simply walked out of the airport, easily located the vehicle using the aerial photo and parking location description, then I was on my way. Invaluable for a business trip. I was singing the praises of the experience to folks the whole trip. Thank you!
If you're ever in Missouri and you see Elite rent from this company. Great communication! Very friendly and helpful! The car was super clean and did the job! Will definitely rent from you when we are back in the state! It was a pleasure!
Kerrigan was amazing to work with, I highly recommend renting from her! Easy and clear instructions for pick up up and drop!
This is the 2nd time I’ve rented from Kerrigan, which speaks very loud. She’s wonderful to work with, she’s flexible, professional, and she’s always so kind!! I can’t wait to use her a 3rd time in the future.
Car was very clean. Elite D was flexible and communication was back and forth was awesome.
Susan very accommodating host, if I had any questions or issues( which I really did not have any issue) she was answering quickly and had good local information. It was a very pleasant transaction.
A favorite among locals, Highway 125 from Sparta to the fishing hot spot Bull Shoals Lake on the border of Arkansas offers beautiful twists and turns of rural highway through forested hills.
This scenic 300-mile stretch of Old Route 66 from St. Louis to Joplin will give you a taste of the America that used to be. Stop off at antique shops, have lunch at old-school diners, and be sure to visit Cuba's Totem Pole Trading Post and The Elbow Inn in Devils Elbow.
Head an hour east to Cabool, then hop on Highway 181 and drive south through the gorgeous woods of Mark Twain National Forest in Ozark Hill Country. Use the “Green vehicles” filter to find a car with good gas mileage and save on fuel.