Illinois River Float Trips and Camping: The Illinois River in Tahlequah offers a gentle, moderate current and plenty of canoe, kayak and raft outfitters along its scenic banks, making it a favorite float trip destination
Carabiners and Rope. Some places offer rope or have rope around their floats but not all do. Having rope around your float and adding a carabiner allows you to hang things off of your float. The rope is also useful to attach your cooler float and other floats together.
5.) Illinois River-Tahlequah, OK: Cool off down the Illinois River on a raft, canoe or kayak. It's a great family activity but be mindful that on the weekends you might encounter some "party" crowds along the way.
Missouri hideouts and hangouts Meramec Caverns, Stanton, Missouri: Meramec was a longtime must-see on All-American road trips, and pop culture still lurks everywhere on the cave tour. Jesse James hid out along the underground river. A side room hosted honeymooners for 10 days in a 1950s' TV stunt, and an episode of Lassie--the one where Lassie rescues Timmy--was filmed inside. #VisitMOtreasures