Iowa 80 Truck Stop listed in Most Outrageous American Roadside …
All you have to say is Walcott , and a trucker needs no further information. They know what it is and they know where it is, the only thing they might not know is the Trucker s Jamboree1 is July 12-13 this year.
Advertised as the world s largest truck stop, the sprawling
waypoint on Interstate 80 was founded by Bill Moon, a
location scout for the Standard Oil Corporation. Moon
eventually bought his employer out and turned Iowa 80
into a big-rig spa, with a truck washing machine of Moon s
invention and spotless 24-hour showers for drivers. He
would talk with truckers about their concerns, says long-
time employee Heather DeBaillie. He wanted to know how
to make their lives easier.
Now run by Moon s children, Iowa 80 draws 5,000 customers
a day in summertime, half of them nontruckers stopping to
eat in the food court or simply to fuel up, and check out Moon s
trucking museum. In winter, the traffic reverts to 80 percent
professional drivers who know they can get everything from
to-die-for pork chops to a gym workout to a bath for their dogs.
Outrageous , really? Iowa80 isn t some strange tourist attraction on the side of the road. But rather, it is an icon for what makes America great. Not only is it a small family business but, it provides for the needs of our truck drivers, the backbone of the United States.
Iowa80 is one of the Best places to stop for anyone. It is definitely worthy of an extra few miles to get there. Perhaps, the article will bring more non-truckers to a true place of Americana . And while they are there they can thank a trucker.
As for us, we will see y all on the flip side
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