Iowa 80, Walcott, Iowa
Iowa 80, Walcott, Iowa | Photo Credit: Flickr - formulanone

Along Interstate 80 in Walcott, Iowa, sits a must-visit roadside attraction for professional truck drivers and road trippers – the mega Iowa 80 Truck Stop. Spanning over 220 acres with parking for 900 big rigs, this truck stop earned the Guinness World Record title as the planet’s most significant.

Originally a modest truck stop built in 1964, Iowa 80 has blossomed into a bustling trucking community providing various services. Truckers can fuel up at 15 diesel pumps, get repairs done at the service center, wash their rigs, and weigh their loads at the on-site CAT scales.

Inside the massive 67,000-square-foot building, shoppers browse two floors of gear and accessories at the Trucker’s Warehouse Store. Outfit your rig with new chrome, stock up on apparel, and check out the dazzling display of 500 illuminated truck lights. Refuel yourself at the truck stop’s ten different eateries serving everything from burgers to biscuits.

Iowa 80, Walcott, Iowa
Iowa 80, Walcott, Iowa | Photo Credit: Flickr – Amy Meredith

If you need to clean up, you can use one of Iowa 80’s private shower rooms. Or relax in the Driver’s Den lounge with its cozy fireplace. You can even get dental work or a chiropractic adjustment on-site before hitting the road again.

Iowa 80 makes the ideal home away from home for truckers crisscrossing the country on I-80. But even casual road trippers will have a blast experiencing this gigantic truck stop. At Iowa 80, big wheels keep on turning!

The Iowa 80 Truck Stop is located at Exit 294 on I-80, a few miles west of Davenport.

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