Tuesday, February 19, 2013

World's Largest Truck Stop

Welcome to Iowa! 
 Home of the 
"World's Largest Truck Stop",
the I 80 Truck Stop
is located on I 80, at Exit 284,
in Walcott, Iowa.
Built in 1964 by Standard Oil, it was
taken over a year later by Amoco.
In 1992, it became part of
Truckstops of America (TA).
They offer a huge trucker's store, a
chrome shop, large service bays,
various restaurants, showers
and many other amenities.
 There is a "Super Truck Show Room",
where you can see highly detailed trucks
inside their own trucking museum.
The I 80 TA also has an annual
"Truckers Jamboree" to celebrate both
truckers and the trucking industry.
The "I 80" is not just a truck stop,
it is an experience.


Linking to Our World Tuesday #78

29 comments:

  1. I think I would enjoy that. Great pictures and a memorable place to visit.

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    1. Thank you, Gail. It is really an interesting and unique place. They have everything!

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  2. Truck stops like this are great! One could spend the better part of a day there. :)

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  3. I would love to visit that place just to look around. Sounds like the Dixie truck stop in Illinois.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Travel_Plaza

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    1. It is, Beth, only bigger! Trucking is such a big industry with a very important history.

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  4. Sounds like fun, I like the idea of the museum, that sounds awesome. I'll have to stop in next time I pass through that way. How many times have you stopped into Wall Drug? or Little America?!

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    1. I love those, too! The first time we went to Wall Drug was in 1981! We were traveling in an old van & old dog, as newlyweds.

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  5. Fun post. I never thought about there being a world's largest truck stop before.

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    1. Thanks, Carver. It is different! I like to share some of what Bill does and experiences, too.

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  6. Wow it sounds interesting. I had a aunt and her and her husband would just travel around staying at truck stops. He had been a trucker. She told amazing stories. I wonder if she was ever there. It is something to see I bet.

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  7. OMg...what a hoot...it looks beautiful!

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  8. Woof! Woof! How COOL! Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  9. I've been there!!! I even made Chris take a picture of me inside by one of the pickup trucks. :-) I am a nerd like that!!!

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    1. Oh, you should have gotten into one of the rigs. It's pretty cool!

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  10. These truck stops are amazing! We have nothing like this in Australia!
    Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Trucking is such a unique experience, the things you see.

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    1. Thanks! I sent you an email about Grizelda. She is such an awesome, intelligent, beautiful cat.

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  12. I love trucking.
    This is a lovely post. The I 80 looks great. I envy the lucky truckers who call in there.

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    1. The hard part about trucking is the time apart, I must say. It is interesting, and an integral part of society.

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  13. Cool post on the Truck stop. It is like a monster truck stop. It is always great to have a rest stop to and this would be perfect. Have a happy day!

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  14. A welcome sight for many weary truckers I am sure.

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    1. It is always packed, very true. They offer everything, so if you are in that area, it is definitely the place to go.

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  15. Wow. Truck stops are not something I'd have thought of as interesting...until now :)

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