Exciting destinations await as you traverse through a few fabulous cities and make time for visits to memorable state parks and unique points of interest on your road trip from Tallahassee to Omaha. You'll experience the bright lights and live music of Memphis and eat some of the best barbecue in the country in Kansas City. National parks not far from your route take you to iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis as well as the relaxing hot spring baths near Little Rock at Hot Springs.
Consider adding a couple of national parks to your Tallahassee to Omaha road trip itinerary. Some of the most unique parks are just a few hours from your route.
Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs National Park is the first federally protected national park in the U.S. and is just two hours and 50 minutes west of Memphis. At this park in Arkansas, you can walk Bathhouse Row, a series of nine historic buildings, and venture to the Valley of Vapors, an area well-known to local Native Americans for centuries. Tours of the historic Fordyce Bathhouse are perfect for immersing yourself in a bit of local history. Two operating bathhouses welcome you in for a relaxing soak in the soothing, warm waters that feed the Buckstaff and Quapaw bathhouses. After your dip, check out the Superior Bathhouse Brewery for a bite to eat and some great locally crafted beers.
Gateway Arch National Park
Gateway Arch National Park is a three-hour-and-50-minute drive from Kansas City to St. Louis. Here, you can walk the historic halls of the Old Courthouse, take the Tram Ride to the Top for amazing views of the city and explore interactive exhibits about the history of the park and its symbolic arch in the Museum at the Gateway Arch. You can also experience the park aboard Riverboats at the Gateway Arch that cruise you down the Mighty Mississippi.
Experience the wonders of the outdoors at a few state parks as you drive up from the South to the Midwest on your Tallahassee to Omaha RV road trip.
Seminole State Park
Seminole State Park in Georgia rests on 604 acres of forested land with easy access to Seminole Lake's many fun activities. You can spend your time relaxing on the beach, spotting osprey and bald eagles, geocaching, and playing miniature golf. Boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming are welcome activities at this park; however, the area does have an alligator population, so follow park rules and use caution while you're in the water.
Oak Mountain State Park
At Oak Mountain State Park, you'll have a blast hiking or biking on the park's 50 miles of trails, exploring the Alabama Wildlife Center, and camping in the rolling hills near Beaver Lake. Enjoy the water in a canoe or kayak, fish from the shore, or shred behind the back of a cable skiing boat. If you want to experience this park on horseback, there are over 25 miles of trails for you to explore.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Missouri features loads of outdoor activities as well as the mysterious remnants of an early 20th-century European-style castle that you won't be able to resist exploring. Hiking trails take you past dark caves, sinkholes, the spring, and up to the 250-foot bluffs that overlook the Lake of the Ozarks. You can enjoy boating and fishing from the lake's two docks, picnicking throughout the park, and viewing some of the local wildlife.
Elvis Presley Birthplace
Located in Tupelo, Mississippi, the Elvis Presley Birthplace features the actual home where the King of Rock of Roll was born, along with two life-size bronze statues that honor the musical icon. You can also visit the Birthplace Museum, Story Wall, the theater and the Fountain of Life that commemorates each year of Elvis' legendary life.
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, is home to the Guitar Walk, a 115-foot path that is shaped like a guitar and even has frets and strings. Along the outside of the detailed concrete guitar are several interactive music stations where you can listen to stories and songs by some of the most famous rock 'n' roll legends of all time, such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Conway Twitty.
Branson is a place that you just can't miss on your Tallahassee to Omaha road trip. You can interact with artifacts and snap a photo in front of a real iceberg at the TITANIC Museum Attraction. You can also eat dinner while enjoying a live show at Dolly Parton's Stampede or go on a few thrill rides at Silver Dollar City.
On your way through Montgomery, be sure to stop at a few of the city's most exciting hot spots and soak in some of the musical vibes at the legendary Sous La Terre for a little jazz and blues. In the Alley Entertainment District, you can sample some of the local cuisine at Filet & Vine, check out the Fitzgerald Museum and sip a few of the finest beers in town at the Railyard Brewing Company. Leisure Isle RV Campground is located on the Tallapoosa River and is just minutes away from the city. Some of the amenities you'll find here are a laundry mat, full hookups for your RV and an on-site dump station.
Birmingham is another fantastic city in Alabama that's definitely worth a look. Check out the Vulcan Park & Museum to learn about the city's iron roots, and then take a few pics of the Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge that also happens to be the largest cast-iron sculpture in the world. Your history tour of the city continues at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Keep the adventure going at the spooky Sloss Furnaces, and check out Barber Vintage Motorsports to peruse an incredible display of race cars and motorcycles. With 170 campsites, free Wi-Fi, an on-site dump station and across-the-street access to the Hoover Met Complex, Hoover RV Park is a great place to set up camp for a couple of fun-filled days.
In Memphis, you can experience everything the Home of the Blues has to offer at some of the best museums, bars, and restaurants in the country. Beale Street is the most famous strip in town, and it features a one-of-a-kind pub crawl with famous locales you'll want to check out at B.B. King's Blues Club, the Absinthe Room, and Rum Boogie. A tour of Graceland should also make it onto your Memphis bucket list along with Sun Studio, the Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum and the Blues Hall of Fame. Graceland RV Park & Campground is a great place to relax as you explore Memphis. This park is within walking distance of Elvis' mansion home and features a camping store with RV supplies, a swimming pool, a bathhouse, and a dump station.
Kansas City, MO
In Kansas City, you can get the city's best barbecue on the fly at The Peanut, Arthur Bryant's, and Joe's, with Joe's actually located in a working gas station. If you're up for maximum adventure, hop onto the KC Streetcar for unknown destinations that may drop you at cool flea markets, museums, great restaurants, and theaters. The train ride is free, so you can explore all you want. Check out Union Station for the classic architecture and exhibits, and stay for the brunch mimosas at Harvey's. More great experiences to pursue here include the City Market, the American Jazz Museum, live music at The Riot Room, and the many bars on 39th Street. You can park your RV at Worlds of Fun Village, located right across from the Worlds of Fun theme park for a couple of exciting days of exploration in K.C. You can find dump stations close to the park and at other locations throughout the city.
When you follow this road trip itinerary from Tallahassee to Omaha, you will enjoy historic locations and beautiful scenery along the way. If you want to travel in comfort and style, consider an RV rental from RVshare. From large motorhomes to compact campervans, there is a rig that will meet your travel and budget needs. Once you hit the road, you are protected by our renter guarantee and 24/7 roadside assistance. Find the perfect vehicle for your travel needs in Tallahassee or Omaha.