Home to the Ozark Park Trail and the Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield, Missouri is in the southwestern region of the state. As the city can get more than two inches of snow in January and February and more than four inches of rain in July and August, you can travel by RV and stay safe from the weather. A look at RV classes will show you options such as Class A luxury motorhomes and Class B campervans. You can also rent Class C travel trailers and pop up campers in Springfield that work with your truck or van. There are many options for Springfield, Missouri RV rental.
Ranked as one of the 10 best campgrounds in Springfield, the Springfield/Route 66 KOA Campground is on the historic Route 66. It offers affordable daily/nightly rates and has three fenced areas for dogs. The campground also has a golf course and offers other activities for guests, including basketball and yard games.
Cooks RV Motor Park is also in Springfield and has the nickname The Little Park with a Big Heart. Though it only has 32 sites, it offers both pull-through and back-in sites and has both Wi-Fi and cellphone reception. Ozark Highlands and Lambert's Cafe RV Park are other RV campgrounds in Springfield.
The St. Louis Arch is one of the top tourist attractions in Missouri and one that you can see when you visit the Gateway Arch National Park. This park offers convenient access to the Arch and has multiple tours that you can sign up for online. With several paved trails leading through the park, those in wheelchairs and parents pushing their kids in strollers can easily get around. There is also a large parking area for those who booked motorhome rentals in Springfield.
Close to Springfield are state parks and recreation areas, including Table Rock State Park and Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Park. Table Rock State Park offers camping and hiking trails that take you to waterfalls. At the Nathan Boone Homestead State Park, you can view replicas of some of the first homes built in Missouri.
Before storing an RV in Springfield, you need to consider the amenities that you need such as 24/7 access. Some facilities are only open during set hours and can make it difficult for you to pick up your RV. You may want one with indoor storage to protect your RV from snow and rain or a facility that has a keypad on the entrance gate. Some facilities in the area include A Storage Place, Viking Mini Storage, and James River Self Storage.
The Springfield/Route 66 KOA Campground has a dump station that is open to travelers. You can stop by the Flying J on the Chestnut Expressway and use the dump station there too. This gas station sells cold drinks and hot foods as well as souvenirs and some camping supplies. Reliable RV is a Springfield RV dealership that has a dump station also.
With the RVshare trip planner, you can enter information about your RV and get tips for your upcoming Springfield trip. Washington Park in the city hosts the Midtown Springfield Old Fashioned Fourth of July party early in the morning. Once the parade ends, many visitors head to Central Square for the 4 on the 4th celebration. Missouri State University also hosts a 4th of July celebration.
With a pop-up camper rental, Springfield visitors can park outside of the Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks and head inside to view thousands of military history artifacts. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield allows visitors to learn about the history of the battles fought there and to explore the American Civil War Library. The Discovery Center of Springfield offers many different exhibits and interactive displays for people of all age who like science. Springfield is also home to the Dickerson Park Zoo and its more than 500 animals. Other tourist attractions for RV renters include the Springfield Art Museum, Creamery Arts Center, Missouri Institute of Natural Science and Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium.
Missouri State University is home to several teams that compete in the NCAA Division I conference. Both Evangel University and Drury University have sports teams too. The St. Louis Cardinals have a farm team called the Springfield Cardinals team that compete in the city. With camper rentals in Springfield, travelers can park outside the field and tailgate with other fans. More than 4,000 sports artifacts and pieces of memorabilia are on display in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame too. Some of the events that bring people to the city include the Missouri Food Truck Festival and Cider Days, which takes place downtown.
RV rental in Springfield often means packages that let you come from Tulsa, St. Louis and other states along I-44. Route 13 is a smaller road that helps you reach Kansas City. MO-13, which is also the Kansas Expressway, connects to I-44 via the diamond interchange near downtown. You can also access parts of the old Rt. 66, especially as you travel on US 166. Both Highway 60 and Highway 66 are also in Springfield.