Get ready to see the best of Oshkosh and the surrounding area in an RV rental such as a travel trailer. Travel trailers are spacious enough to sleep up to 10 people and have both a bathroom and a kitchen. You can rent one for $115 to $200 a night. A Class A motorhome is perfect if you want to explore Wisconsin because they resemble celebrity tour buses and are roomy and comfortable. Class A rentals are available for around $300 to $365 a night. A Class C motorhome is a good alternative to those rentals because it doesn't require a vehicle to tow and has lots of interior space. These Oshkosh rentals cost between $225 and $285 a night.
One of the closest travel destinations to Oshkosh is Green Bay, Wisconsin. Fans of the Packers NFL team have the chance to tour Lambeau Field and watch a game or stop the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. The National Railroad Museum is also a popular destination in town because of its large collection of railroad memorabilia.
You can reach Chicago, Illinois in less than three hours from Oshkosh, where you can tour the Navy Pier. Located right on the lake, the Navy Pier has tons of shops and food stands along with some amazing restaurants. The Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago are also in the city and rank among the top museums in the country.
Though it takes more than seven hours to reach, Dayton, Ohio is worth the drive as it's home to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This museum houses many planes from World War II along with multiple versions of Air Force One. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is also popular because of its archaeological and science exhibits.
Oshkosh is the county seat of Winnebago County and is one of the 10 largest cities in Wisconsin. Fur traders first arrived in the area in 1818 and established outposts. More settlers came during the following years and named the city after Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee tribe. By the end of the 19th century, it was one of the state's five biggest cities. Though Oshkosh lost some of its residents over the years, it now has a population of more than 67,000 people.
Known for its connection to the timber industry, Oshkosh has 33 buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which date to the 1870s and the height of that industry. The Milwaukee Bucks created a developmental team that plays in Oshkosh called the Wisconsin Herd. They play at Oshkosh Arena, which also hosts concerts throughout the year. You can also hear live music and performances at the city's Grand Opera House. Also known as The Grand, it opened in 1883 and went through a $2 million renovation in recent years.
Green Bay, WI – Green Bay has more to offer than just the Packers. Bay Beach Amusement Parks, for instance, has tons of rides and sits on the lake. The Zoo & Adventure Park offers fun for visitors of all ages with its aquarium and animals.
Chicago, IL – Head over to Millennium Park to find green spaces in the heart of the city along with the Cloud Gate sculpture, which many call "The Bean." Shedd Aquarium with its many marine animals is also worth a visit.
Dayton, OH – At the Dayton Art Institute, you have the chance to interact with art and view pieces created by famous artists. Carillon Historical Park is near downtown and has large outdoor spaces along the river and a museum.
Head south from Oshkosh to explore Indiana Sand Dunes National Park in Indiana. Located on land once used by Native Americans, the park has gorgeous sand dunes that sit right on the beach along with multiple hiking trails. You can easily stop in nearby towns such as Gary and Chester to stock up.
Minnesota is home to Voyageurs National Park, which has 30 lakes within its boundaries that are perfect for fishing and swimming. With nearly 30 miles of hiking trails, the park offers trails for visitors of all skill levels. You'll also find clear skies at night that let you see all of the stars and constellations.
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Isle Royale National Park is a beautiful park that you won't want to miss. There are boats that take you to the island park, but you can also arrive on foot or by plane. Many visitors enjoy the wildlife refuge and hiking trails.
High Cliff State Park is just one of the state parks close to Oshkosh. Lake Winnebago is the largest lake in the state and is located in the park. The lake is close to the gorgeous mounds built by Native Americans more than 1,000 years ago.
At Hartman Creek State Park, you'll find four lakes once used as hatcheries that still offer tons of fish today. There are 12 miles of rough biking trails with some challenging areas along with nearly 10 miles of hiking trails. The park also has trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Close to Twin Rivers is Point Beach State Forest, which has the state's tallest lighthouse: Rawley Point Light. The beach near the lighthouse is open to the public. You can also camp year-round and explore the wooded areas.
The EAA Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest aircraft memorabilia collections in the Midwest. It also has a theater that shows aviation films.
Fans of history and the outdoors will appreciate the Paine Art Center & Gardens, built by Nathan and Jessie Paine in 1925. It has a Tudor home with antiques they collected, which you can explore before or after visiting the gorgeous garden outside.
You can also visit Glacier Ridge Animal Farm to see your favorite animals up close.
You can have fun at Sleepy Hollow Farm in Oshkosh without worrying about coming across the Headless Horseman. This campground is close to concert venues and has a rental cabin along with RV sites. Some of the amenities that you can use include a group pavilion and shower house.
Also in Oshkosh is Osh Vegas Palms Resort, which modeled itself after Las Vegas camping resorts. All sites give you Wi-Fi access and come with water and power hookups. If you want to stick around, check out the campground's weekly and monthly rates.
Circle R Campground in Oshkosh has full hookup RV sites and a rec room that you can rent. The camp store on-site sells RV supplies and has a full bar and restaurant. Close to the store are amenities that include a laundry room and clean bathrooms with hot showers.
While visiting Oshkosh, check out Kalbus County Harbor. This campground only has RV sites and does not accept tent campers. It has more than 70 sites that all overlook the lake and feature full hookups and Wi-Fi access.
Thanks to Wisconsin dump stations, you'll have no problem getting rid of wastewater. The Planeview Travel Plaza has restaurants and clean bathrooms along with hot showers and a dump station on site. Make sure that you check campgrounds for dump stations too, including Lakeview Campground in Chilton and Blue Top Resort and Campground in Fremont. Both offer free dump station access to guests.
When looking for RV storage facilities near Oshkosh, you'll find options such as Ground Harbor Storage on the north side of the city. South Main Storage and Bago Storage Solutions both offer convenient RV storage in Oshkosh. These facilities all offer secure outdoor parking spots for your RV.
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 Oshkosh, WI, 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 Oshkosh?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.