If you’ve ever taken a road trip to Iowa, there’s a chance that you made a stop at Iowa 80 Truckstop which has been around since 1964. A lot has changed since that humble start.
After 28 expansions and remodels, today it is the largest truckstop in the world and has just about anything you need on a road trip including a restaurant and food court, a large gift shop, a super truck showroom, a dentist, barber shop, chiropractor, workout room, laundry facilities, a 60-seat movie theater, a trucking museum and more.
Iowa 80 Kitchen
The Iowa 80 Kitchen is a 300 seat restaurant open around the clock. It serves everything from soup and salad, to steaks, fried chicken, pork chops, and pasta.
Breakfast is available at any time and burgers and sandwiches are a lunch option. For dessert, you’ll want to try their famous homemade Iowa 80 apple or peach dumplings topped with creamy cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.
Along with the Iowa 80 Kitchen, the Iowa 80 Truckstop also features a food court which houses a Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Caribou Coffee.
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum was a dream of owner Bill Moon. It opened in July 2008 and today houses many antique trucks and a large selection of transportation memorabilia.
Tours are available, but for this you’ll need to make an appointment.
The truckstop even offers church services at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays in the “TV Den.” There’s no place like the Iowa 80, and it is definitely worth a stop as you’re driving through.
This list of services and amenities just scratches the surface of all you’ll find to do and see at the Iowa 80 Truckstop.
For a complete list of what you can expect, they offer a printable PDF on their website so you can have it on hand in your car.