If you are looking to rent an RV to explore Shelbyville, Tennessee and the surrounding area, there are several great options to choose from. One popular option is a travel trailer, which starts at around $100 a night. For just $120 a night, you can travel the area in a toy hauler. Other rental options in the area with fantastic reviews include fifth wheels and Class C motorhomes.
Nashville is located just about an hour from Shelbyville and is a great place to start a fantastic Nashville to Memphis road trip. Memphis is about three hours from Nashville, and there is plenty to stop and check out along the way. Visit Long Hunter State Park near Hermitage where you can climb the 50-foot tower adventure tower or do the ropes course. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can visit the ranch of country music legend Loretta Lynn. If you want to get in some shopping, Dickson would be a great place to park and check out the small businesses in their downtown area. If you are a music fan, you can take in some live traditional country music at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville as well as get some live blues on Beale Street once you get to Memphis.
The distance between Nashville and New Orleans is 533 miles, and it makes a great road trip as there is so much to stop and see. An absolute must on the trip is a visit to Hot Springs National Park, where you can luxuriate in the thermal waters. If you are into older architecture, make sure to see the Colonial homes along the Great Mississippi Road. Stopping in Little Rock, Arkansas will give you the chance to stroll its famous promenade or do some camping at the Downtown Riverside RV Park on the Arkansas River. Of course, once you arrive in New Orleans, your entertainment options are practically unlimited. You can party the night away on Bourbon Street or dance to some live jazz on the less-touristy Frenchman Street. Also, be sure to get some world-renowned beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.
Heading from Nashville to Hot Springs National Park offers plenty to see along the 400-mile journey. History buffs can visit the National Civil Rights Museum, and every music lover has to stop and pay their respects at Graceland. If you take a rest in Jackson, you can check out Casey Jones Village, where the buildings have been the same for centuries.
Shelbyville has a population of around 20,000 and has a stellar number of places in town that are worth checking out as part of your RV travels. Strolling and shopping around the historic downtown square is a popular activity for locals. Horse farms around Shelbyville are a great option for visiting as well as learning to ride. The Fly Arts Center is a perfect place to see a play or view an art exhibit. Following a part of the Civil War Trail is a local option for American history enthusiasts.
Lynchburg, Tennessee - This town is best known as the location of the distillery that creates Jack Daniels whiskey. The distillery is operational and can be visited and toured. You can also view the grave of Jack Daniels.
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Bell Buckle, Tennessee - This town is a railroad village of preserved churches and Victorian homes. It is a unique place that was named Southern Living's Best Small Town of 2021.
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The closest national park to Shelbyville is Mammoth Cave National Park. This park is located 143 miles from Shelbyville. It is known as being home to the largest known cave system in the world, with over 400 miles of explored caves. There are a variety of cave activities for every fitness and comfort level. There is even an accessible tour for those that are in wheelchairs. Other available activities include biking, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.
About 200 miles from Shelbyville is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This park covers over 500,000 acres and is America's most visited national park. Touring the park gives you access to mountain streams, plenty of wildlife, and gorgeous views of the forest. Activities available include ranger-guided programs, hiking, biking, and fishing.
Gateway Arch National Park is 363 miles from Shelbyville in Missouri. Once known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the famous arch is in the bustling metropolis of St. Louis. The arch marks the starting point of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and activities related to the arch are always going on. Some examples include trolley rides to the top and riverboat cruises that are organized by the National Park Service.
Henry Horton State Park is less than 30 minutes from Shelbyville. This stunning park offers a peaceful riverside vista with some of the most diverse plants and wildlife in the United States. There are also rentable cabins, a golf course, 50 RV sites, and a swimming pool.
Tims Ford State Park is also just about half an hour from Shelbyville. This park stretches 1,321 acres, and its lake is a fantastic spot for fishing. Other water activities available include pontooning, kayaking, and canoeing.
Old Stone Fort State Park is around 40 minutes from Shelbyville. At this park is a stone fort constructed by Native Americans at some point between 80 and 550 A.D.
Russell Cave National Monument is an archaeological site featuring a cave once used by Native Americans for shelter, particularly in the winter.
Little River Canyon National Preserve covers 15,288 acres. There are plenty of waterfalls, canyons, caverns, and swimming holes to explore.
Obed Wild and Scenic River is in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and runs for 43 miles. It is an excellent destination for whitewater rafting.
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration takes place every year in Shelbyville as it has since 1939. It is the largest horse show dedicated to the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.
The American Mule and Bluegrass Festival takes place in the fall and celebrates local love for both mules and bluegrass music. There is plenty of live bluegrass as well as events like a mule race.
4th Friday Fest is an annual event in September promoting the unique shops in Uptown Shelbyville.
Fisherman's Park Dam - Fish or cool off at this dam by Duck River.
Clearview Horse Farm - Take a chance to go horseback riding or get a tour at this local farm.
Duck River - Rent a canoe or kayak to explore the river or just go for a swim.
Rambo RV Park is located right in Shelbyville, and reviewers say it is a convenient and safe location.
Located in nearby Manchester, Whispering Oaks Campground offers RV sites with water, electricity, and sewer. There is Wi-Fi throughout the campground, hot showers, and plenty of fun activities such as cornhole and horseshoes.
Henry Horton State Park RV Park & Campground offers 56 RV sites as well as cabins and camping.
There are many dump stations in Tennessee that are available for use, and a couple of good options are within 30 minutes of Shelbyville. Henry Horton State Resort Park is in nearby Chapel Hill, is open year-round, and has potable water available. Another option is RV Parts and Service in Christiana. This location is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There is water available, and the station is big-rig friendly.
Finding good RV storage in Tennessee is not difficult, and there are some choices available in Shelbyville. Advantage Self Storage provides RV storage space starting at $75 a month. They also have coded gate entry and surveillance, so you can trust that your RV is secure. Compass Self Storage offers space for a variety of RV sizes and sometimes offers special rates like the first month being free. There are a number of storage facilities in Nashville, about an hour away, as well.
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 Shelbyville, TN, 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 Shelbyville?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.