Iowa 80 Truckstop and Trucking Museum
Our travels take us back and forth across America, north to south, and east to west. Many stops on our road trips are at truckstops, which offer us fuel, restaurant facilities and other services.
|Sign at Iowa 80 ... World's Largest Truckstop (Staff Photo)|
One of our favorites is the Iowa 80 Truckstop, now the World’s Largest Truckstop. It opened in 1964 near Walcott, Iowa, between Iowa City and Davenport, and offers a full range of services and amenities, including the following:
- Gas islands
- Diesel fuel center
- Truck service center
- 900 truck parking spots
- Truckomat truck wash
- Dogomat pet wash
- CAT Scale
- Private showers
- 300-seat restaurant and numerous other dining options in a large food court
- Convenience store
- Gift store
- Super Truck Showroom
- Barber shop
- Movie theater
- Workout room
- Laundry facilities
- Truckers TV lounge
- Trucking Museum
Iowa 80 serves 5,000 customers per day and provides parking spaces for 900 tractor-trailers, 250 cars and 20 buses. In July, the Iowa 80 hosts the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, a 3-day event dedicated to Celebrating America’s Truckers.
It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We highly recommend a stop at this unique place!
|Greetings from Iowa 80 ... World's Largest Truckstop, Wallcott, Iowa (Staff Photo)
| Iowa 80 Truckstop
755 W. Iowa 80 Road
I-80, Exit 284
Walcott, IA 52773
Website of the Iowa 80 Truckstop
|Entrance area at the Iowa 80 Truckstop (Staff Photo)|
Scenes Around the Iowa 80 Truckstop
|Customers lined up at the Iowa 80 Truckstop (Staff Photo)|
|Just inside the entrance area ... Iowa 80 Fun Facts! (Staff Photo)|
|Inside the Super Truck Showroom at the Iowa 80 Truckstop (Staff Photo)|
|Old Standard Oil gas pumps at the Iowa 80 Truckstop (Staff Photo)|
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, a dream of Bill Moon, Iowa 80’s founder, opened in July of 2008. The museum houses many of the Moon Family’s antique trucks and transportation memorabilia.
No admission is charged, and you can tour the museum at your leisure, on your own. Museum tours are available by appointment. It is located adjacent to the Iowa 80 Truckstop.
We have toured the museum, and highly recommend it! The depth and quality of the collection is impressive.
For more information, visit the Website of the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum or phone 563.468.5500. Its address is 505 Sterling Drive, Walcott, Iowa 52773.
|Inside the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum (Staff Photo)|
|Early 1900s trucks on display in the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum (Staff Photo)|
|Beautifully restored Coca-Cola truck on display at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum (Staff Photo)|
|Van from Wm Curtis & Son Transfer & Storage ... at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum (Staff Photo)|