St Louis grew up on the banks of the great Mississippi river where it forms the border with Illinois. The city is more than 9 miles inland from the mouth of the river but still functions as a major river port, just south of the junction with the Missouri River. Paddleboat trips are still popular and a great way to see the Gateway Arch, riverside parks and city skyline. With car hire in St Louis it's easy to take day trips from the city to visit French colonial towns like St Genevieve, or take the renowned Great River Road heading north along the banks of the Mississippi.
The 630ft (192m) high steel Gateway Arch is the most famous St Louis landmark, symbolising the city's role as the gateway to the West. It stands on the riverbank and is visible from many points. Other highlights include two impressive old Roman Catholic Basilicas, a grand 19th-century domed courthouse and the area of restored dock buildings and cobbled streets known at Laclede's Landing, which is now full of restaurants and bars. Why not hire a car in St Louis and drive west to Forest Park, site of the 1904 Olympics that's now home to a zoo, art gallery, history museum and science centre.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 8:00AM-6:00PM
Address:800 Washington Avenue
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 7:30AM-6:00PM
Address:5706 South Lindbergh Boulevard
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Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Address:4315 South Kingshighway
Opening hours:Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
Address:10278 Natural Bridge Road
Opening hours:Mon-Sun 8:00AM-10:00PM
Address:6161 Aviation Drive
Address:932 Loughborough Avenue
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.