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Old 01-08-2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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Heading west this summer to New Mexico and looking for any recommendations for things to see and places to stop, planning on right out I 70 most direct route. Would like to do the Arch in St. Louis and maybe Worlds of Fun theme park( campground right there) so any info would be great, thanks. Parks should be big rig friendly as we have a full size Kenworth & a 39' 5th wheel. We do have a Smart car for when we sight see.
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Heading west this summer to New Mexico and looking for any recommendations for things to see and places to stop, planning on right out I 70 most direct route. Would like to do the Arch in St. Louis and maybe Worlds of Fun theme park( campground right there) so any info would be great, thanks. Parks should be big rig friendly as we have a full size Kenworth & a 39' 5th wheel. We do have a Smart car for when we sight see.

Yes, Campground is right beside 'Worlds of Fun', way out in the open and looks like 'monthly' campers.... but also, save your time and money and by-pass this let down of a park. Too small and a little cheesy..

'Six Flags' in St.Louis is a larger park and better option (also have a water park there).
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No one else? I thought for sure this group would flood us with help. Still looking for any more ideas, thanks again.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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Sundermeier off 370 is "commercial" RV park, (more like a parking lot), but full hookup and easy access and nice pullthru concrete pads. $56 nite. Near I-70, but not near Arch or theme parks. Clean showers and restrooms. Near mall and restaurants.

370 Park in St. Peter. Near I-70, but again, not near Arch or theme park. Newer city RV park; flat and open, but easy in and out.

Dr. Barber state park is closer to Six Flags, but not near Arch. Not easy to get to, and has some tight quarters for big rigs. (We prefer state parks but total rig is about 40 ft.)

There are RV parks closer to Six Flags, but I find they have too much traffic and too much noise.
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I live in St Louis. I can't recommend any place to camp that is close to the Arch. There may be a few, but unless you are traveling with a military convoy, you may not want to stay there.

370 above is a good option, but you are 45-60 minutes away from the Arch. if you really want to see the ARCH, park at the Casino Queen on the Illinois side of the river. (its a guarded lot) You can then take the metro link across the river and enjoy the Arch
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Heading west this summer to New Mexico and looking for any recommendations for things to see and places to stop, planning on right out I 70 most direct route. Would like to do the Arch in St. Louis and maybe Worlds of Fun theme park( campground right there) so any info would be great, thanks. Parks should be big rig friendly as we have a full size Kenworth & a 39' 5th wheel. We do have a Smart car for when we sight see.
I'm curious, what route are you taking to New Mexico that would have you going by Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO?
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I'm curious, what route are you taking to New Mexico that would have you going by Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO?
Actually looking to just head out 70 but do have time for side trips( summer long trip) how far off 70 is Worlds of Fun? Just planning now so any help would be great.
Also plan on heading back on 80 ( I think) and hitting the FROG rally again on the way home.
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I was just surprised that you would be staying on I-70 passed St. Louis. I would have thought your route would have been I-44 to Oklahoma and then connecting to I-40 into NM.

Worlds of Fun in KC is just a few miles from I-70 along I-435 and a good place to stop.

The Casino Queen RV park is right across the Mississippi River from the Arch and while the surrounding town is “rough” the RV park is safe and secure. Just a bit south of the Arch and also on the Illinois side is Cahokia RV Parque and that would work well for a visit to St. Louis.
As mentioned in another post, Lakeside 370 park in St. Peters, MO would be a good choice for visiting St. Louis too. It's a city owned park with full hookups.

If you like history you might take in the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France which is adjacent to the Arch grounds. If you’re looking for free things to do the St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum, both in Forest Park cost nothing and are worth a visist.
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Oakman, thanks for the info that's the stuff I am looking for, places to stay and things to see. As far as route choice I was going on how my son drove out to where he relocated, our main objective is Taos NM where he is at from there it's all open to go or see other things, all toll looks like about a 11 week trip.
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You mentioned possibly coming back on I-80. If you do come through Nebraska on I-80 there is a place called Chevy Land at Elm Creek, Nebraska. It is a car and motorcycle museum that is worth seeing. This is one of those almost unknown places that are a jewel in the rough. They had a lot more great old cars than I imagined. There is also a very basic RV park right at that same exit and is OK for an overnight stop.
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