RV Rental in Southern Iowa
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The “Hawkeye State” is a hidden gem for RVers. With tons of historic sites and campgrounds, an RV rental vacation is the perfect way to explore America Heartlands with the whole family.
There are close to 500 RV rentals available in Iowa with RVshare. Choose from privately owned RV rentals ranging in size from luxury motorhomes to small travel trailers to campervans. There are tons of options near the big cities that can accommodate a family of up to eight people.
Motorhome Rental in Southern Iowa
Motorhomes are one of the most popular RV rental options. Southern Iowa has over 80 different motorhome rentals ranging in size and nightly rental rate on RVshare. Most sleep six people comfortably while others can sleep up to eight people. The average nightly rental rate is $200.
Rent a Folding Trailer in Southern Iowa
A folding trailer rental is another great option if you have your own truck or SUV with towing capacity. Folding trailers can easily be left at your campsite while you hop in your vehicle and head to the local winery or brewery for a tasting or to the local waterpark with the kids. The average nightly rental rate is $70.
RV Rental Locations in Southern Iowa
Southern Iowa has many RV rental locations. Popular RV rental locations include Iowa City, Des Moines, Dubuque, and Davenport. Just enter your city of choice into RVshare’s search engine and find your perfect RV rental in Southern Iowa.
Points of Interest in Southern Iowa
Antique Archaeology in Le Claire is home to American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. Stop by the shop and chat with Danielle as you search for the perfect treasures for your home to remember your RV adventure.
Iowa Great River Road
The Iowa Great River Road is a 2,000-mile scenic byway that parallels the Mississippi River from Missouri to Minnesota. The 326-mile section of the scenic byway transverses 10 Iowa countries from Keokuk to New Albin. If you love watersports, antique shops, and delicious restaurants then you don’t want to miss this beautiful scenic byway.
Loess Hills Scenic Byway
Nestled on the western border of Iowa, the 220-mile Loess Hills Scenic Byway starts in Sioux City and ends in St. Joseph, MO. Loess Hills is a natural wonder made by deposits of very fine, windblown soil from the end of the last Ice Age. They span for 15 miles at their widest and run the length of the scenic byway. More than 15 wineries dot this route making it the perfect road trip for wine lovers.
Albert the Bull
If you like roadside attraction then you don’t want to miss the “world’s largest bull” in Audubon. Albert is over 50 years old and sits at the gateway to a nearby campground, recreation area, and trailhead for the T-Bone Trail.
Covered Bridges Winery
Iowa might be the corn capital of the USA, but it is home to a ton of wineries, too. Wine produced at the award-winning Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset is made from 100% Iowa-grown grapes.
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
America’s favorite cowboy, John Wayne, was born in Winterset, Iowa. The museum is home to his four-room restored house and adjacent museum that has a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the actor’s long career.
Bonaparte Historic Riverfront District
Bonaparte’s downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places list. It offers a variety of delicious restaurants and speciality shops. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon of exploring by foot.
Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in the United States. It attracts more than a million people annually during its 11-day stretch. The Iowa State Fair has inspired three movies, a Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical, and a book.
The Best RV Parks in Southern Iowa
Interstate RV Park – Davenport
Named as one of the best RV parks in the Midwest by Trailer Life & Woodall’s, Interstate RV Park has a variety of RV sites of various sizes and hookups. There is a swimming pool, playground, horseshoe pits, and more at this popular RV park near the Mississippi River.
Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground – Oxford
Located just a hop, skip, and a jump from Lake MacBride, Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground in the quiet town of Oxford is a perfect family-friendly RV park. All RV sites have full hookups and free WiFi. There is a fishing pond, a swimming pool, and tons of planned activities and crafts for the kids.
Indian Hills Inn & RV Park – Albia
Indian Hills INN & RV Park is a small RV park with only 20 sites. Each site has full hookups, WiFi, and cable TV. RVers have access to the indoor pool, spa, and sauna at the adjacent Indian Hills Inn. The on-site restaurant, White Buffalo, serves up some pretty tasty steaks and over 40 different soups.
Griff’s Valley View RV Park & Campground – Altoona
Griff’s Valley View RV Park & Campground has 142 sites with full hookups. Almost all sites are paved and have water and sewer hookups. The RV park has a large recreation fishing pond, exercise equipment, and recreation hall with a game room. The RV park is close to the city of Des Moines.
Southern Iowa is more than just farmlands and corn fields. It’s a region rich in history, scenic byways, wineries, and great restaurants. Renting an RV is a great way to explore the natural beauty of this region.
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