Last August, Sam & I took a quick trip out to Missouri for our friends' wedding. It was literally in the middle of no where. I don't even remember the name of the town, but we took a dirt road to get there. We spent two nights there with Sam's family, and on the way back, Sam and I took a day trip to St. Louis to do some tacky tourist things like ride up to the top of the arch, go to a food festival, walk ALOT, & get lost.
(NOTE: The arch is not a place the claustrophobic.)