Reload from my other currently dormant channel. I made this video to show a little of what is on the inside of this Truck Stop because although it looks nice from the outside it is not immediately apparent to someone flying by at 70 mph just how nice it really is on the inside. I have just finished another video much like this one that shows another one of my favorite stops which will be my next upload. I think I may do more videos like this when the opportunity arises. Some places have an element to them that makes them special to the extent that you want to stop there every time you pass by. Maybe it’s even good enough to go out of route a bit to make a stop because of those items sold which are hard to find, like a good taco north of San Antonio. Guys that drive a certain area regularly may know about it, but those from others parts of the country just passing thru on occasion don’t necessarily know where to go to get some good food. Therefore, I may do a series of videos showing places that have that extra something that I find is worth interrupting a tight schedule, but is not readily apparent while just driving down the road. I would like to see you other drivers also make some videos in this vein, so that if any of us travel thru your regular routes we know where to stop for the good stuff instead of getting stuck in some dump with no adequate amenities.
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IF YOU BOUGHT IT, THEN A TRUCK BROUGHT IT! WITHOUT TRUCKS, AMERICA STOPS! Remember those phrases when you’re driving around trucks. This is the world’s largest Truck Stop. It’s called the Iowa 80 in Walcott, IA on Interstate 80 at exit 284. In the main building, there’s a full service sitdown restaraunt called the Iowa 80 Kitchen as well as a food court containing a Wendys, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and a Orange Julius. Next there is a large convienience store and a fairly large gift shop. Then there is the 32,000 square foot Chrome Shop with a tractor trailer and two bobtails inside. Upstairs is largely for the Professional Truck Drivers. This contains 23 private showers, a Dentist, Barber Shop, Chiropractor, large theater, TV room, laundromatt, and several meeting rooms for the employees. in the lot are enough parking spaces for 800 trucks, two diesel islands pumping TA fuel, a Truck O Mat truck wash with two wash bays and a trailer washout bay as well as a Dog O Mat pet wash station close by. Then there’s a ten bay garage staffed with TA mechanics, all of this is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Last, but not least is the corperate offices for the Iowa 80 Group (owners of several other truck stops as well as theis one) ,CAT Scale Co, and the Truck O Mat truck wash Co. Next to that is the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum which wasn’t open when I was there that day.
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