Best Truck Stops in the US (in our humble opinion)
Iowa 80 Truck Stop
Location – Walcott, Iowa: The Iowa 80 is known as the world’s largest truck stop. The parking lot boasts enough spaces for 900 tractor-trailers, 250 cars and 20 buses. Stop in to take a shower, see a movie at the theater and even pay a visit to the dentist, it even has a dog spa!
Davis Travel Centers
Davis Travel Centers are a Virginia visitor’s dream. These three truck stop locations all come equipped with free Wi-Fi throughout. Amenities include CAT scales, TripPak services and spacious services.
This truck stop is located off of I-80 in Wyoming, just a few hours from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It includes luxurious hotel accommodations, 16 fueling islands, a restaurant and parking spaces galore.
Not only does this stop host all the basic travel center amenities, but it also has a casino! Some locations even have a fitness room, so the health conscious folks can get in some cardio or weight lifting.
SAPP Brothers truck stops span from Utah to Pennsylvania to provide truckers with a suitable place to rest. Many truck stop locations include a movie theater, medical facilities and laundry rooms. Some locations even include bathtubs and saunas for a truly relaxing pit stop.
Jubitz boasts of being “the world’s classiest truck stop” located in Portland, Oregon. Besides a hotel, a full-service restaurant open 24-hours a day, and fuel and maintenance services, the complex offers a movie theater and a lounge with nightly entertainment.
North Forty Truck Stop
In Holladay, Tennessee, there is overnight parking, the Wi-Fi, and the showers, this stop also boasts laundry facilities, a barber, and even a massage practitioner. Plus, the restaurant serves some of the best fare around and has a reputation for excellent service. Next time you are there, check out their local specialties such as fried pies.
Speedway- Disputanta, Virginia
Speedway is one of the largest, most successful truck stop chains in the country. The Disputanta location features a trucker’s lounge, a restaurant, and space for over a hundred trucks parked overnight.
Pilot Travel Center-Bath, New York
As a chain travel center throughout the United States, Pilot Travel Center has become well-known for their convenience and abundance of locations. In Bath, New York, the center provides a variety of food choices, both hot and cold, with 70 parking spaces, fueling stations, showers, wireless internet, public laundry, and much more.
It may not look like a traditional truck stop, but Whiskey Pete’s in Primm, Nevada offers a place for truckers to rest and recharge near the state line of California and Nevada. On top of the truck stop, there are a plethora of casinos, hotels, outlet stores and even a roller coaster next to a 24-hour restaurant, business center and gas station.
South of the Border
In Hamer, South Carolina the self-proclaimed “home of America’s favorite highway oasis” is hardly a hidden gem. With its golf course, reptile lagoon and wedding chapel, this highway truck stop has become more of a roadside attraction that people visit from around the country. And be sure to check out the 200-foot Sombrero Observation Tower if you make the trek to this Southern landmark.
Morris Travel Center-Morris, Illinois
Open 24 hours a day, the famous R Place at Morris Travel Place is one of the top truck stop restaurants in the United States. Since it’s opening in 1967, R Place has evolved into a unique restaurant that offers an exquisite bakery, homemade pastries, and its Ethel Burger, a 4-pound masterpiece.
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