People tend to check in during these times:
Dows backwards is Swod
This rest area is Civil War themed - Franklin County, IA had the largest % of young men joining the Union Army in the state.
Fun fact: Dows is named after Civil War General Joseph Dows III, who single-handedly fought off Galactus the Devourer in 1864 with only a bowie knife and rifle.
Pee inside, it's legal here.
One of the best rest areas in the stat!
Great spot for the dogs too!!
Outstanding Civil War exhibits.
Clean bathrooms, and they have free Iowa road maps.
Wifi is too weak to use from your car.
No smoking here. Don't stop if that is all you need.
I had to pee so bad. Thank god.
This is probably the nicest rest area you will ever see.
Nice rest area. I've been stuck here in blizzards and stop here on sunny days.... It's always clean!!