Dows Rest Area

Rest Area and Tourist Information Center
I-35, Dows, IA 50071, United States
Hours:
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
6.2/10

Based on 14 votes

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    "Outstanding Civil War exhibits."(3 Tips)
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  • Dedwarmo D.

    There are about 80 parking spaces for trucks and about 76 were available when I was here. Wide open.

    Dedwarmo Dave · 3 weeks ago
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  • The Product Poet

    Plenty of bathrooms to go to the bathroom.

    The Product Poet · September 20, 2014
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  • Jeff S.

    Watch out for the guy with a fishing pole that has the smarties at the end of the line.

    Jeff S · March 30, 2014
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  • Brian

    Pee inside, it's legal here.

    Brian · September 2, 2013
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  • Craig S.

    One of the best rest areas in the stat!

    Craig Swanson · July 14, 2013
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  • Michele W.

    Great spot for the dogs too!!

    Michele Weston · May 25, 2013
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  • Joseph D.

    Outstanding Civil War exhibits.

    Joseph Danko · May 6, 2013
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  • Benita W.

    Clean bathrooms, and they have free Iowa road maps.

    Benita Warns · April 22, 2013
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  • Jake S.

    Wifi is too weak to use from your car.

    Jake Smokovitz · March 20, 2013
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  • William D.

    No smoking here. Don't stop if that is all you need.

    William Doerfler · February 24, 2013
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  • Nathan W.

    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.

    Nathan Wright · January 24, 2013
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  • Benjamin B.

    I had to pee so bad. Thank god.

    Benjamin Brockman · December 30, 2012
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  • Tony W.

    This is probably the nicest rest area you will ever see.

    Tony Webster · June 1, 2012
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  • Greg S.

    Dows backwards is Swod

    Greg Swan · November 26, 2011
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  • Janette P.

    Nice rest area. I've been stuck here in blizzards and stop here on sunny days.... It's always clean!!

    Janette Pollino · October 3, 2011
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  • Chad T.

    This rest area is Civil War themed - Franklin County, IA had the largest % of young men joining the Union Army in the state.

    Chad Thompson · June 23, 2011
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