Experts recommend that drivers make a scheduled stop at least once every twenty minutes, especially when they’re undertaking a particularly long journey. Of course, you can’t just stop next to the side of the road and that’s why rest stops were invented. If you’re a truck driver looking for a home away from home while hauling your load, you might want to consider visiting one of America’s best Truck Driver Rest Stops.
Here are some of America’s Best Truck Driver Rest Stops
Not all truck stops are created equal. While most can be considered mediocre at best, there are a few that boast amenities fit for a king. Some popular truck stops contain museums, others are home to casinos or roller coasters. Whatever it is you like, there is a luxury truck stop or roadside attraction out there that has it.
The Iowa-80 Truck Driver Rest Stop
It doesn’t take much to guess that the Iowa-80 truck stop is located in Iowa, but did you know that this is the largest rest stop for truck drivers in the United States? If you’ve got any kind of bucket list for stops you have to make on your journey, this should be number one: There are plenty of attractions that go along with visiting the Iowa-80 stop, including your pick of restaurants.
Little America – Wyoming Truck Driver Rest Stop
Little America doesn’t look much like a truck stop – in fact, it has the look and feel of an old-school B&B. But there’s a lot more to Little America in Wyoming than you might think at first. It’s a truck stop in serious luxury, with added features like a swimming pool and golf course for when you want to stop over and really relax for the long journey that’s still looming ahead. They also have a 24/7 convenience store so you can get everything you need when you need it.
The Pine Cone – Wisconsin
The Pine Cone was started in the early 70s, and it’s built up an excellent reputation for being one of the best truck stops around – and many people travel here just to try some of the food. Speaking of the food, you’ll notice that most reviews that mention the Pine Cone make reference to the food – and that’s because the Pine Cone has a great selection with freshly made pies (among other things!) every day. It’s worth a stop-over, especially when you love excellent food.
16 locations throughout middle America
There’s a reason Sapp Bros is one of the most popular truck stops in the U.S. Several locations boast 24-hour roadside service, semi-truck service centers, unique gift shops and a variety of different sit-down and take-out restaurants to eat at. Sapp Bros is a company based on Christian values, which explains why some of their rest stops provide chapels for those stopping through. And of course, these favored truck stops provide clean bathrooms, showers, and sometimes bathtubs, for the truckers that need them.
Tamarack Tourist Information Center
Exit 45 off of I-77 and I-64 in Beckley, WV
For years in a row, Tamarack Tourist Information Center has been rated one of the coolest rest stops in the US. This is a great place to stretch your legs after a long time on the road. Be aware, this rest stop is not a refueling station, but more of an attraction.
South of the Border
3346 Highway 301 North, Hamer, South Carolina 29547
Want a unique experience? Go to South of the Border. Stay in the motor in or bring our RV hang in their full hook-up site campground. Grab a bite to eat at one of their six restaurants, then head over to the largest indoor reptile exhibit in the US. If you’re not afraid of heights, check out Sombrero Tower. It’s an observation deck over 200 feet high that gives you a full view of the area around you. Did you bring your kids? Take them to Pedroland, a small self-contained amusement park for kids.
100 West Primm Boulevard, Primm, NV 89019
Whiskey Pete’s is considered one of the best rest stops in America because it’s actually an attraction. The building itself is a casino that happens to be home to a Flying J.
Jubitz Truck Stop and Travel Center
10210 North Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217
There’s a reason Jubitz is known for being the best truck stop on the West Coast. It’s home to four different eateries – Cascade Grill, Moe’s Deli, Ponderosa Lounge and Grill and the Jake Break Deli. If you’re looking for something quick, stop at the Jubitz Market and convenience store.
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