William B. Strang Jr. was one of the first European settlers in the Overland Park area, and he laid out the town's plots in 1905. Other cities in the area shunned this location, but before Strang died 19 years later, he laid out several housing developments, an interurban railroad, and an airfield while always emphasizing creating a park-like environment. The town was officially incorporated on May 20, 1960, when about 23,000 people lived in the city. Today, the population is about 193,000 people.
You can find many things to do in Overland Park. The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a beautiful hiking destination with over five miles of trails. If you love to bike, ride along part of the Indian Creek Hike and Bike Trail, running through the city's heart. If you have children, you will love seeing the 250 animals at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Switzer Park. This park also has a soccer complex, pickleball and basketball courts, a skate park, and a golf course.
Overland Park has many fantastic places to eat, like the ABC Café. It is the perfect spot to get Cantonese food, like pork buns, turnip cakes, hot and spicy beef tendon, shrimp and pork-stuffed tofu skins, and golden-fried shrimp. You will love the quiet atmosphere of this strip mall restaurant, which only has a few tables. Another terrific choice is El Salvadoreño, where you will want to try the pupusa stuffed with beans, cheese, and pork. Another choice you will not want to miss is the Weiner Kitchen, where you will want to get the chorizo rojo sausage wrapped in a handmade tortilla and topped with onion-jalapeno relish and a fried egg.
Blue Springs, Missouri – You will love visiting Gregory O. Grounds Park, where you can go fishing in Lake Remembrance for bluegill, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, and channel catfish. A 54-acre lake is also a fantastic place for a paddling adventure. As you drive around town, notice the public artwork, most were made by local artists using reclaimed materials from this community's historic downtown area.
20+ Gas Stations
6 RV dump stations
Raytown, Missouri – The Rock Island Trail runs through downtown Raytown, an excellent place to go hiking. In addition, you will love visiting the 36-acre Cave Spring Historic Site and Nature Center, which offers terrific nature exhibits. Water garden, bird sanctuary, nature center, butterfly garden, cave, rock climbing, waterfall area, and the ruins of 1920s cabins.
20+ Gas stations
3 RV dump stations
Shawnee, Kansas – Learn more about this community's history by visiting the Shawnee Town 1929 Museum, where you can see a reconstructed farmstead, post office, chapel, school, and fire station. The 120-acre lake at Shawnee Mission Park is a terrific spot for all your favorite water activities.
20+ Gas Stations
5 RV dump stations
SantaCaliGon Days Festival - This four-day festival held annually on Labor Day weekends honors Independence as the starting point of the Santa Fe Trail. Events, including live music, shopping, and food, are held at various venues.
Overland Park Fall Festival - This two-day October festival in downtown Overland Park features bands, food, and family fun.
American Royal World Series of Barbecue – This weeklong event is the world's largest barbecue party. Thousands of grillmasters compete at the American Royal grounds in September and October to bring home top honors.
You can also find RV storage in Kansas City. In the Greater Kansas City area, RV storage is available at Stadium Park and Campground. Call ahead to check availability and prices as many options are available. This facility in Independence, Missouri offers uncovered parking spaces. Underground storage in a parking garage is available at SubTropolis Storage in Kansas City. You will need to call about prices at this facility that offers spots up to 10 feet wide and 37 feet long.
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 Overland Park, KS, 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 Overland Park?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Overland Park 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 Overland Park?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.