It's time to travel! If you're ready to pack up and hit the road in an RV, you may have some questions on the best class of RV for your travel needs.
Do you want to tow your RV or drive it? Towable rigs include the following:
If you'd prefer to drive your RV, your options are simple.
Whether you're driving through or planning to stay, there are plenty of great RV campgrounds in Kansas! If you're on Highway 70, why not stop at the Salina KOA? Salina has plenty to offer travelers, such as a visit to the Rolling Hills Wildlife Refuge.
Fans of westerns will love the Gunsmoke RV Park in Dodge City. This park is close to The Boot Hill Museum, offering plenty of history on pioneer life as well as gunfight re-enactments.
Enjoy a visit to the Statehouse and a stay at Deer Creek Valley RV Park. If you're a little uncertain about the size of your rig, Deer Creek offers all concrete pads and wide driving lanes. The city of Topeka is the state capital, and the capitol building is decorated in murals by John Steuart Curry, not to be missed!
The National Park Service has plenty of offerings in Kansas, including the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and historical museums in the cities of Larned and Fort Scott.
If you're headed east, the National Parks of Missouri include the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and the home of Harry S. Truman.
Just one state west, you can enjoy the splendor of mountainous terrain found in Rocky Mountain National Park, a couple of hours northwest of Denver, Colorado.
There are multiple RV storage options in Kansas, including SubTropolis Storage in Kansas City, Lawrence RV, and Boat Storage and Cypress RV Storage in Wichita. When searching, keep an eye out for Max storage facilities to be sure you have plenty of clearance for rooftop items. In addition, be aware that the Kansas climate offers extremes in both directions.
Dumpstations Near Kansas
In addition to low-cost dumping at many RV parks, there are several city parks that offer free dumping, including the city of Waterville, Parsons, and Meade. Fairgrounds in McPherson and the city wastewater treatment facility in Liberal also offer free dumping.
Take your camper rentals in Kansas out to Monument Rocks. These unique limestone formations are constantly changing and are one of the eight wonders of Kansas.
For those with a history in the Civil War, a trip to Lawrence, Kansas, is in order. The Watkins Museum of History offers great insight into Bleeding Kansas and the lives of early settlers.
If dinosaurs and fossils are your thing, be sure to check out The Sternberg Museum in Hays, Kansas. For those planning a trip out west to Colorado, this is a great place to park and enjoy both the science and animatronics of dinosaurs. Your RV trip to Kansas will be remembered forever by your little ones once they see the T-Rex!
Historic Fort Scott is an interesting stop for anyone curious about westward expansion. This fort was once the edge of the western frontier as America was settled, and it was also active during the Civil War.
Finally, if space exploration and the cosmos are your favorite field of study, you'll really enjoy a stop at the Hutchinson Cosmosphere.
Kansas has a strong history of great basketball at the University of Kansas in Lawrence as well as the Shockers of Wichita State. Football fun can be found at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
In addition, Kansas casinos offer places to both try your luck, eat great food and watch wonderful shows. The Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane offers visitors plenty of fun.
The Kansas Speedway, one of the premier motorsports facilities in the Midwest, hosts two NASCAR race weekends each year on its 1.5 mile oval track, along with other events. Watch the KC Masterpiece 400 up close and watch the thrill of the chase from the stands or from the infield, making it an experience you won’t soon forget!
The Hollywood Casino 400 is a 400 ½ mile race - the sixth of ten in the Cup Series playoffs. Spend a beautiful fall weekend in Kansas watching cars go ridiculously fast and cheering for your favorite team.
From Kansas City to Salina and out to Goodland, highway 70 is your best option. From north to south, highway 135 to 35 south of Wichita is quick. Don't miss highway 35 from Wichita to Kansas City! This scenic drive through the Flint Hills is beautiful, especially at dawn.