Kansas City is home to hundreds of fountains and its own distinct (and delicious!) style of barbecue. Add in some jazz and a rich municipal history, and you have a great choice for an RV vacation. The best part is that Kansas City is pretty close to the center of the country, so it's never too far from any place if you’re in the mood for a road trip in a spacious RV rental.
To get to Kansas City in ease and comfort, you’ll want to figure out what type of RV you want to use. A Class A RV is almost like a bus. If you have a large family, they can easily fit in a Class A rental. These vehicles will usually have a master bedroom, a dining room and several other sleeping areas. You can rent a Class A RV near Kansas City for about $259 a night, although many go for more than that. If you rent for a week, you can get a discount and pay $243 per night. If you rent for a month, you’ll pay around $213 a night.
Class B campervans are compact and easier to drive. This type of vehicle is both a van and a mobile bedroom for you and your family while traveling. They work great for couples or very small families. You can rent a campervan in Kansas City for about $179 per night. That’s $157 per night for a week or $143 per night for a month.
Class C RVs are somewhere between the other two classes. They can be bigger, but they are built on a truck chassis. They will have some of the features of a Class A motorhome but at a lower price tag. You can rent a Class C camper in Kansas City for about $229 per night, $219 per night when you rent for a week, and $197 per night when you rent for a month.
Kansas City has lots to offer, from craft breweries to sports to arts and culture. You’re sure to find something to interest you in the area!
The Harry S. Truman National Historic Site sits just outside the city to the east and celebrates the life and presidency of Harry Truman. The National Park Service's Pony Express Historic Trail also begins near Kansas City, and you can stop by the Park Service site to get your passport stamped. If you’re up for a road trip, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis includes the Gateway Arch. The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is also in St. Louis, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways provide amazing vistas, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield was the site of the first major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi, and the George Washington Carver National Monument is in Diamond.
Missouri also has beautiful state parks. Watkins Mill Park has a lake for fishing along with bike and hiking trails. Weston Bend State Park has beautiful views of the Missouri River, and trails for hiking and biking.
Kansas City features RV campgrounds located either in the city proper or in close proximity to it. Worlds of Fun Village is in the city and is located right near an amusement park, so you can easily get from your camper rental in Kansas City to your activities. East of the city, you will find Campus RV Park, which is located near museums and the Sports Complex. Trailside RV Park is not only a place to camp, but they plan activities as well so you can enjoy communal fun while staying there.
Kansas City is known for its jazz. One of the city's top attractions is the American Jazz Museum. This is located in the same complex as the Negro League Baseball Museum, where visitors can learn about the sport back when it was racially segregated. You can also drive around the city and try out the numerous barbecue joints. The food is one of the major attractions of the city as the ribs and burnt ends make the area famous.
The National World War I Museum is accessed via a glass walkway over a field of red poppies, setting the tone for a day of respect and learning. There are exhibits and displays of weapons and uniforms, and the building also affords some beautiful views of downtown.
If you’re looking for a lighter outing, you can shop at the Country Club Plaza. While the plaza is home to many shops and retail stores, it’s also a great place to see the Spanish architecture of the buildings, and to admire the bullfight mural and Neptune Fountain. Brochures guiding visitors on walking tours of the area are available.
Kansas City is home to football’s Kansas City Chiefs. Baseball's Royals have won two World Series’ in their history, and their home field of Kauffman Stadium is known as a gem throughout baseball. Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City plays to a packed house of 18,000 screaming fans every game.
One of the closest dump stations to Kansas City is at Campus RV Park. You can also find them at Blue Springs Lake Campground and Stadium RV Park.
The highway system makes it easy to reach the city in your Kansas City RV rental. What makes Kansas City such a great place for an RV trip is that four interstate highways come together in the area. I-29, I-35, I-49 and I-70 all converge in the city, making many areas easy to reach in your RV rental in Kansas City.
If you plan to fly to the area, you can fly to Kansas City International Airport which is about 15 miles northwest of downtown. Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the airport’s largest carriers and there are a variety of flights to and from other parts of the country, and even around the world.