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Rent an RV in Southwest Kansas

Known as the “Sunflower State,” Kansas is more than just tornados and the Wizard of Oz. Southwest Kansas is a unique area of Kansas covering over 3.2 million acres. Dodge City, Garden City, and Liberal are conveniently located within an 80-mile triangle, making an RV road trip the ultimate way to see Southwest Kansas.

Renting an RV from a private owner gives you the ultimate freedom to explore the wide-open roads of Southwest Kansas. It’s easy to find a motorhome or travel trailer rental in many cities and small towns in Kansas with RVshare.  

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Renting an RV in Southwest Kansas is an awarding experience. With major attractions like Dorothy’s House & Land of Oz, the Mid-America Air Museum, and Santa Fe Trail Tracks, there is a lot of ground to cover if you want to see the best of Southwest Kansas. RVshare makes renting the perfect RV for your vacation easy. Just enter your starting city and see all the options you have. From luxury motorhome rentals to Class C campervans to small RV rentals, you’ll find the perfect rig for your vacation to Southwest Kansas.

Motorhome Rental in Southwest Kansas

Finding the perfect motorhome rental is easy. Choose your starting city and filter for Class A motorhomes or just see what’s out there. Motorhome rentals average about $200 a night and can sleep between five and eight people making it an affordable option.

Rent a Campervan in Southwest Kansas 

Campervan and Class C motorhome rentals are the perfect options for couples or small families. Amenities carry per RV rental, but each rig usually sleeps between two and four people. As a bonus, the gas mileage is much better on campervans than large motorhomes.

RV Rental Locations in Southwest Kansas 

There are RV rental locations all over Kansas, including in Southwest Kansas. Bigger cities like Wichita and Topeka have the most options. Wichita is the closest major city to Southwest Kansas and has a major airport making it the best starting and ending location of your RV rental vacation.

Points of Interest in Southwest Kansas

Sand & Sage Bison Range

Home to over 100 Bisons, the Sand & Sage Bison Range is formerly known as the Finney Game Refuge. Divided into three different pastures, visitors can take a guided tour through the property to get up close and personal with these majestic animals.

Dorothy’s House & Land of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most iconic American films. Seward County is home to Dorothy, and you can visit her home here. The house museum is filled with artifacts from the movie, and the movie shows continuously in the gift shop.

Mid-America Air Museum

Open daily; the Mid-America Air Museum is Kansas’s largest general aviation museum housing more than 105 aircraft. The collection has both civilian and military airplanes, helicopters, homebuilt aircraft, and more.

Baker Arts Center

Since 1988, the Baker Arts Center has been displaying art for various artisans specializing in oil, acrylic, watercolor painting, sculpture, and photography. The permanent exhibition featuring works by Salvador Dali, John Steuart Curry, and Jeanne Reynall among others.   

Santa Fe Trail Tracks

From 1821 to 1872, the Santa Fe Trail served as the major pioneer highway linking the East to Santa Fe, New Mexico. About nine miles west of Dodge City you can see parts of the rutted trail that are still visible after almost 150 miles.

Boot Hill Casino 

Boot Hill Casino is the top entertainment destination for Southwest Kansas. If you enjoy a good game of poker or Blackjack, then the Boot Hill Casino is the place to go in Dodge City. Keep an eye out for concerts at the nearby United Wireless Arena.

The Best RV Parks in Southwest Kansas

Water Sports Campground & RV Park – Dodge City

Located close to the city limits, Water Sports Campground & RV Park offers plenty of open space with shady and grassy sites offering full hookups, free Wifi, and lots of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

RJ’s RV Park – Garden City 

Open year-round and situated near two top ranked golf courses, RJ’s RV Park has 60 pull-thru sites with full hookups, showers, laundry, and large full-service campground store.

Rutlader Outpost RV Park – Louisburg

Rutlader Outpost RV Park in Louisburg is open year-round with 72 sites of varying size. All sites have partial or full hookups, a fishing lake, and storm shelter. The RV Park is located next to Hillsdale State Park.

Emporia RV Park – Emporia

Emporia RV Park is an affordable RV Park with all the comforts of home. Each site has full hookups, free Wifi, laundry facilities, cable TV, and a dump station. There are a large recreation field and fishing pond onsite.

Planning Your RV Rental in Southwest Kansas

The best time to visit Kansas with your RV rental is during the summer and fall months when the weather is warm and dry. However, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are most likely to strike during the summer months, so you’ll want to pay close attention to the weather report.

Southwest Kansas is a friendly place filled with Midwesterners who love to smile at strangers as they pass them on the streets. Don’t be shy. Just strike up a conversation, and you’ll learn all about the secrets of visiting Southwest Kansas. 

Renting an RV in Southwest Kansas is an excellent way to explore the wide-open beauty of the region. With a rich pioneer history and incredible landscape, an RV rental, whether a motorhome or campervan, is the perfect way to spend your summer vacation.

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