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Destination Truck Stops

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On: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 3:44PM | By: Karen Cook


Destination Truck Stops

Road trips are as much about the journey as the destination. The best stories come from the road, not the place we intended to go. For those of you who believe the best part of life is what you can’t plan for, here are some places you might want to check out if you happen to be in the neighborhood. These are truck stops easily accessible from the interstate but they aren’t just for truckers anymore.

South of the Border – Dillon South Carolina

Here you can get a campsite or one of the 300 hotel rooms. Enjoy an indoor heated pool, 6 restaurants, mini-golf, jogging trail and reptile lagoon. If you’re feeling romantic there’s also a wedding chapel.

Iowa 80 – Wolcott Iowa

Take one of the 350 seats in their restaurant and partake of the 50-foot salad bar. There’s also a barber shop and dental services if you have such a need.

Jubbitz Travel Plaza – Portland Oregon

The hotel at this truck stop features Jacuzzi tubs and a formal dining room with live music and dancing. There’s also an arcade and cinema.

Alamo Plaza – Sparks Nevada

You might never leave this one. It houses 260 slot machines and blackjack tables. If you stop here you might not be able to afford to go any farther.

Highland Petro Stop – Racine Wisconsin

To be in top shape for your final destination, take advantage of the hair salon and on-site chiropractor.

Florida 595 Truck Stop – Davie Florida

Have some fun in the Tiki Bar and Game Room, then relax at the spa. They boast a medical and dental office in case you’ve encountered unforeseen problems on the road.

Trail’s Travel Center – Albert Lea Minnesota

Basically a log cabin in the woods, you can get your souvenir shopping done here with free gift-wrapping. If it’s your birthday ask about a free ice cream!

Sapp Brothers – Sidney Nebraska

Make a pit stop here if clean bathrooms are high on your priority list. These have granite countertops and if you find them less than pristine push the available button and someone will come clean them up.

Whiskey Pete’s – Primm Nevada

Rent a hotel room for the night and ride the monorail to get to the casinos and outlet mall. Before you turn in ride a roller coaster in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

Willie’s Place – Carl’s Corner Texas

You might catch a live show from Willie Nelson, who is part owner and performs at the saloon on premises.




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