Snag an incredible deal on an RV rental to explore Anderson, Indiana and the surrounding area. Small pop-up and camper trailers, towable by almost any vehicle with a hitch, are available starting at $59 per night. Larger, amenity-filled fifth-wheel trailers start at $70 per night. Drivable RVs are also available, with Class C RVs starting at $110 per night. Larger, bus-like Class A RVs are available for as little as $85 per night.
Indianapolis, Indiana is located about 20 minutes south of Anderson. It is the largest city in Indiana and the state's capital. Fans of the Indy 500 must check out the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum for a history of motorsport in the area. While you're in Indianapolis, check out White River State Park, located in the heart of downtown.
Ready for an epic road trip? The Indianapolis to Key West road trip traverses nearly 1,400 miles of roadway. You'll pass Great Smoky Mountains National Park and countless other state and national parks. Your road trip will take you through some of America's greatest cities to visit, including Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida.
Muncie, Indiana is located about a half-hour northeast of Anderson. It is a small community with a rich spirit and a burgeoning art community. Check out the Minnetrista, a park, garden, and greenspace featuring rotating exhibits, festivals, and events. Muncie has a vibrant, revitalized downtown full of new shops, restaurants, and bars.
Anderson, Indiana, is the county seat of Madison County and has a strong historical presence separate from the larger Indianapolis to the south. While Anderson serves as a bedroom community for Indianapolis today, the town has its own rich history dating back to the early 19th century.
The first plot of Anderson was laid in 1827. The town was named for Chief William Anderson, a half-Native American leader in the area. Anderson was briefly named Andersonton, before being formally incorporated as the Village of Anderson in 1838. Growth over the next decade was slow, and in 1849, Anderson reincorporated as the town of Anderson before reverting to village status in 1852.
However, 1852 would be the end of Anderson's sleepy beginning. In that year, the Indianapolis Bellefontaine Railroad completed a rail line and station in Anderson. Anderson experienced a sudden population boom in the months following the railroad's completion and was again incorporated in 1853 as a city. Population and industry grew steadily but slowly in Anderson for three decades before being spurred on by the Indiana Gas Boom in 1887.
Industrial centers, railroads, and people continued to relocate to Anderson until 1912. Mismanagement of resources had led to the natural gas reserves running dry, and businesses began to leave Anderson in droves. The city's Commercial Club, like today's chamber of commerce, worked tirelessly to incentivize new businesses to come to the city. Their efforts kept Anderson afloat and brought new industries to the area. Check out the Gruenwald Historic House or the Madison County Historical Society to learn more about Anderson's industrious past.
Muncie, Indiana – Muncie is about half an hour from Anderson. It is a small town that has recently undergone redevelopment and revitalization, featuring a new downtown area and green spaces. Check out the nearby Cherry Creek Reservoir for amazing hiking, biking, ATV trails, and a huge maple grove!
10+ Gas Stations
1 Dump Station
New Castle, Indiana – New Castle is a 30-minute drive southeast of Anderson. The town is small but full of RV services, thanks to the nearby Summit Lake State Park and Hudson Woods State Park. The area is full of smaller parks and greenspaces that feature hiking and biking trails.
10+ Gas Stations
2 State Parks
6 Dump Stations
Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington is just over an hour's drive south of Anderson. The nature around Bloomington is some of the best in the state. Within a short drive of each other are Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest, and the Morgan-Monroe State Forest. There is also easy access to Lake Monroe, a massive reservoir with plenty of aquatic activities available.
20+ Gas Stations
1 State Park
2 State Forests
4 State Recreation Areas
13 Dump Stations
Indiana Dunes National Park has the unique feature of being nearby major metropolitan areas. Far from being remote, the Indiana Dunes offer stunning lakeshore beauty and nature despite being only an hour outside of Chicago. Located near Gary, Indiana, the park features 15 miles of lakefront along the banks of Lake Michigan and plenty of hiking, biking, and water trails.
Mammoth Cave National Park, located in central Kentucky, is home to the largest known cave system in the world. Over 400 miles of the cave have been explored, and the cave system continues to be mapped to this day. The staggering rock formations and flowstones present an alien experience with truly unique scenery.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in northeast Ohio. It is famous for its waterways, featuring over 100 waterfalls along miles of ravines and rivers. The park features 125 miles of hiking trails and a scenic railway running through the park.
Mounds State Park, located just outside Anderson, features the ceremonial earthwork of the Adena-Hopewell people, who first inhabited the area about 2,000 years ago. Guided tours are available to explore the history and culture of some of America's most ancient civilizations.
Summit Lake State Park is located near New Castle, Indiana. The park features nearly 3,000 acres of land area and an 800-acre lake with plenty of water activities.
Hueston Woods State Park sits on the southwestern border of Ohio. You'll find great fishing at this state park and over 200 acres of beech and maple forests. There are also water activities on a scenic beach throughout the summer.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park explores the history of American aviation. When Wilbur and Orville Wright first developed their Wright Flyer, they completed testing and engineering near Dayton. Today, the park explores the early days of aviation pioneers.
The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument explores the role of the Buffalo Soldiers during the Civil War. Charles Young was an important military figure in the late 19th century, and the park features videos and exhibits about his life and accomplishments.
Broad Ripple Art Fair – Each year in May, the Broad Ripple Art Fair returns to northern Indianapolis. The fair features hundreds of artists, live music, and exquisite food.
The Indiana State Fair – The state fair takes place each August at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and features animals, farm exhibits, rides, live entertainment, and plenty of fair food!
Circle of Lights – the Circle of Lights returns to downtown Indianapolis each year from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day. Come see Monument Circle decked out in over 100,000 festive lights!
River Bend Park is located along the scenic White River and features hiking, water activities, and plenty of picnic areas.
The Rangeline Nature Preserve is adjacent to Mounds State Park. It features wide prairies, woods, and several hiking trails.
Shadyside Park is located along Shadyside Lake and features easy access to the lake for kayaking, swimming, or fishing. There are also hiking trails leading to the nearby Killbuck Wetlands.
The Anderson/Muncie KOA is one of the best RV campgrounds in the area. The KOA features full hookups, a dump station, and easy access to Anderson, Indianapolis, and the surrounding community. For an even more affordable but less amenity-filled campground, consider Big Oak Campground, just outside of Muncie, Indiana. Walnut Ridge Campground is also extremely popular for its scenic, forested campsites.
The Flying J Travel Plaza in Haubstadt, Indiana features a public dump station for under $10 per use. Elkhart Campground is closer to Anderson and offers public dumping for $20 per use.
Wannamaker Self Storage offers RV storage near Anderson. It features 24-hour access and affordable parking close to the highway. Nearby Bentley's Boat and RV Storage facility caters to RV customers and features secure parking with an on-site dump station.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Anderson, IN, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Anderson?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Anderson from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Anderson?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.