5 Best Truck Stops in the Midwest

Finding the right place to stop along your route can be challenging. We’ve compiled a list of the five best truck stops in the Midwest to help you find the best food, comforts and amenities that a truck stop can provide.

  1. Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota

This rest stop offers something for everyone with a lunch and dinner buffet, Cold Stone Creamery, Pizza Hut and McDonald’s inside. It is a particularly great location for truck drivers because it also has shower facilities, truck service centers, a semitruck wash, over 300 truck parking spots and, of course, gas and diesel pumps.

  1. Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is the world’s largest truckstop; some even call it a trucker’s Disneyland. It has a long list of eateries including Wendy’s, Caribou Coffee, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen and Blimpie. It’s also open 24 hours and has enough seating for 300. It’s great for truckers to get everything done in one place with amenities like a barber shop, chiropractor, convenience store, Interstate Dental, driver den, dogomat, gift store, laundry facility, library, movie theatre, private showers, a workout room and more!

Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota
Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

  1. Morris Travel Center in Morris, Illinois

Morris Travel Center is just one in a chain of truck stops, but this one really stands out. It offers a restaurant that is open 24 hours, a laundry room, lounge, travel store, maintenance services, a walking trail, pet area, showers, truck parking and more!

  1. Clearwater Travel Plaza in Clearwater, Minnesota

Another stop worth making is the one-stop premier truck stop, Clearwater Travel Plaza in central Minnesota. It provides a fuel center, general store, showers, lounge, fax and copy services, mail drop, ATM machine, laundromat, free Wi-Fi, a truck wash, a professional drivers rewards club and more!

  1. Highlander Petro Stop in Sturtevant, Wisconsin

This truck top is right outside of Racine, Wisconsin, and offers a long list of amenities including a restaurant, bakery, convenience store, service centers, laundry room, ministry services, pet area, showers, barber shop medical services and more.

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