I-80 is a nearly-3,000-mile-long trans-continental highway running from San Francisco through America's heartland to New Jersey. It makes sense, then, that the world's largest truck stop, Iowa 80, is located somewhat near its mid-point in eastern Iowa. It has tons of expected amenities for truckers, as well as a chiropractor, a dentist's office, a library, and more. The average roadtripper should take advantage of the outstanding diner before getting lost in the massive convenience store/gift shop. There's also a trucking museum and a super truck showroom somewhere on the huge property as well.
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“A world famous truck stop”
Americas biggest and best truck stop!! When trucking was just a gleam in some of today’s drivers’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed, the Iowa 80 Truckstop was founded. In 1964, Standard Oil built and opened the truck stop, and in September 1965, Bill Moon took over management of the truckstop for Amoco. Like many of the truckstops in existence at the time, Iowa 80 was a small facility that only took up a fraction of what it does today, housing a small truckers store, one lube bay and a restaurant run by the Peel family. Under Mr. Moon’s keen management, the truckstop began to grow and in 1984 Bill Moon purchased the truckstop from Amoco, that like the industry itself, has been a flurry of activity and expansion ever since. Now that it was theirs, the Moon family was able to remodel, update and expand the restaurant and truckers store. The shop bays were closed to build state of the art private showers and a driver’s area, both of which were very rare in a truckstop at this time. In 1989, Iowa 80 added a new store probably most famous for, other than its chrome selection, the 1918 Oldsmobile hoisted above the cashier island. The Iowa 80 Truck Stop was featured on Food Paradise.
Apparently this is the world's largest truck stop. It is quite large. You don't need a truck to stop here. You can stop with your car, it's fine. The sheer size of this complex is something to... Read more
We would recommend this truckstop if you were in the middle of the United States, and the western side of Iowa. It's a huge truckstop and has been open for years, in fact, some of the statistics... Read more
I'm giving this review with the caveat that if I was a trucker, this would be a strong 5 star! As a non-trucker, it was cool to see this little almost-city and all of the amenities that it offers... Read more
Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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