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Iowa 80 Truckstop

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Walcott
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  • Jay F.
    "World's largest Truckstop and they don't even have lot lizards."(7 Tips)
    Amy S.
    "Excellent stop with everything a trucker would need and more!"(6 Tips)
    Abigail P.
    "I love caribou 💁💖"(4 Tips)
    Rodrick G.
    "This truck has great food lots of parking and free wifi"(5 Tips)
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  • Ken C.
    Ken CampJuly 21
    Claims to be the biggest truck stop in North America
  • Scott G.
    Scott GehleJune 30, 2016
    I love stopping there, if you are on I80 you have to stop there.
  • Jessie T.
    Jessie ThomasDecember 29, 2015
    Love this place.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannDecember 7, 2015
    Great place to stop just to say you were here, it is pretty cool after all👌🏻
  • John S.
    John SuttonNovember 17, 2015
    Everything is good here.
  • Steve T.
    Steve TringlSeptember 26, 2015
    A huge truck stop with lot a touristy gift shop. It is a fun place to say that you've been to.
  • Don D.
    Don DibertAugust 24, 2015
    Nice Place
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinAugust 8, 2015
    Maybe it's because we live in the world of "Biggie Sized" things but I thought it'd be bigger.
  • corey m.
    corey monroeFebruary 26, 2015
    Every thing
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 13, 2015
    Lose yourself in the world of the American trucker. This place is massive with a trucking museum, food court, barber shop, and all the accessories a road warrior could want. Worth a stop!
  • CNN
    CNNFebruary 12, 2015
    At the world's largest truck stop you can buy big rig lights amid the aisles of chrome in the Super Truck Showroom, get your teeth fixed at the dentist and catch a movie at the truck stop theater. Read more
  • kimberly e.
    kimberly edwardsDecember 29, 2014
    Lots to see...plan on spending a while here...although it wasn't as cheesy as I would have hoped!
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GossDecember 6, 2014
    Love to shop here people are nice .
  • Joy J.
    Joy JeffriesDecember 3, 2014
    Couldn't leave without buying something! Wonderful truck stop. Even got a picture.
  • Abigail P.
    Abigail PerryNovember 25, 2014
    I love caribou 💁💖
  • Trucker4Harvick .
    Trucker4Harvick 🚛🏁🏈⚾October 19, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for a free shower coupon when your done in the Shop
  • Trucker4Harvick .
    Trucker4Harvick 🚛🏁🏈⚾October 19, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Nice n clean and Awesome towels..
  • KRISTI LOVE H.
    KRISTI LOVE HARRISSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the awesome showroom trucks! 💚💚
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Iowa 80 Truck Stop as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Amy S.
    Amy SmithAugust 7, 2014
    Excellent stop with everything a trucker would need and more! Eat at the buffet.
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan SwirkowskiAugust 6, 2014
    The Worlds Biggest!
  • El C.
    El CalixoAugust 5, 2014
    World's largest truck stop.
  • Garaad D.
    Garaad DeeqJuly 19, 2014
    Worlds biggest truckstop
  • PFC Tyler H.
    PFC Tyler HammerJuly 17, 2014
    that is one of my favorite truck stop to go to haven't been over the road and over 4 years I would love to go again to come visit that place
  • Cole R.
    Cole RuddickJune 5, 2014
    Absolutely the WORST service I've had. Cute blonde waitress was too busy sitting & flirting with her boyfriend between orders to attend to her customers. I'll NOT eat here again.
  • Randy T.
    Randy TeerJune 1, 2014
    Lots of trailer trash walking around here.
  • Shaina
    ShainaMay 27, 2014
    Too expensive! Order online from eBay is cheaper!
  • Leo L.
    Leo LionMay 20, 2014
    get a postcard / knick knacks here... buy gas across the street, the pumps are absolutely insane here !!
  • Kimberly D.
    Kimberly DiedrichMarch 15, 2014
    Check out the gift shop!! Soooo big. Such a cool place
  • Scott A.
    Scott ArchieMarch 14, 2014
    great place, lot of friendly people, and I like the fact that is the worlds largest truck stop!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MoseleyMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't do decals on my truck without written consent from the owner of th company I contracted to? Are you high? I guess I'm leaving the cardboard on till I get to OH... Fn worthless.
  • Leezah T.
    Leezah TarrantJanuary 3, 2014
    I did not care for the showers. No attendant. I needed extra towels. The towel closet was left open so I could help myself. They need to be cleaned with bleach really well!
  • Veronica M. V.
    Veronica M. ValentinDecember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love there free wifi. Restrooms & showers are always clean. The food and hot coffee is good. There Is Always Truck Parking Even Late At night.
  • Iza
    IzaDecember 1, 2013
    A bit disappointed, used to love it, this time stuff was dry and tasteless
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]November 23, 2013
    Gas is usually 2-3 cents cheaper across the street at Pilot. You're paying the extra coin for the experience of the World's Largest Truckstop. So wait, is this a gas station or a hooker?!
  • Gina A.
    Gina Anderson StormNovember 21, 2013
    Never disappointed with this place.
  • Mike V.
    Mike VeneziaNovember 14, 2013
    If your a owner operator bring lots of money they have all the toys for your big rig
  • Scott P.
    Scott PetersenNovember 12, 2013
    Chicken was good
  • Atiokyla T.
    Atiokyla The firstOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very beautiful inside this truck stop.
  • Tim
    TimOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's OK but not anything to write home about. The wait staff is great though. Always friendly.
  • Hector M.
    Hector MurilloSeptember 29, 2013
    The coke is fire!.,!!
  • Clint L.
    Clint LaddSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If'n I were a tourist, I would go a looking fer a cooler place ta go other than a truck stop
  • Mark M.
    Mark MedfordAugust 30, 2013
    Largest truckstop in America
  • Steve O.
    Steve ObregonAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    90 min wait for a shower. There are over 20 showers and still a 90 min wait.
  • Alan C.
    Alan ChaoAugust 18, 2013
    Smorgasbord of stuff
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MillsAugust 13, 2013
    BUT IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO TAKE A 10 HR BRK. NICE AND QUIET AND SAFE!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MillsAugust 13, 2013
    THE RESTUARANT HERE IS A WAIST OF MONEY. THE FOOD IS CRAPPY AND THE SERVICE SUCKS. ALSO THE SHOWER CLEANING PPL WILL TREAT U LIKE AN IDIOT IF U DONT GET TOWELS IN UR SHOWER.
  • Rodrick G.
    Rodrick GrayAugust 7, 2013
    This truck has great food lots of parking and free wifi
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie ColemanAugust 5, 2013
    Should be deemed the worlds loudest and most chaotic rest stop ever
  • Steve W.
    Steve WrightAugust 4, 2013
    My favorite thing here is the bungee jumping.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GrondinJuly 13, 2013
    Of course we arrive here and they are having a truck jamboree
  • Jake K.
    Jake KrauseJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop here if you like weirdos, smelly dudes, and jorts
  • Megan V.
    Megan Van AltenJuly 7, 2013
    It's really big
  • Kat S.
    Kat SmithJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Banana cream pie is the noms
  • James T.
    James TimmerJuly 5, 2013
    Good people watching
  • Leesa
    LeesaJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Caribou Coffee is here!
  • Adam S.
    Adam ScheidtJune 11, 2013
    Meeting metal kids in Iowa at the first place we stop
  • Richard H.
    Richard HoardMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Laundry is out dated
  • Paul P.
    Paul PrzybyMay 28, 2013
    It truly is!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GraingerMay 17, 2013
    Free wifi...movie theater...lots of parking and stuff
  • Jay F.
    Jay FergusonMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    World's largest Truckstop and they don't even have lot lizards. Wtf come on man lol
  • Jeremiah A.
    Jeremiah AdamsMay 6, 2013
    Good place to park for the night. However it's become a tourist trap with too many non truck drivers who don't get that this our home away from home and can gee really pushy. Awesome food though!
  • george l.
    george lamberisMay 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Show some love to a trucker; they are the reason you have anything in your home or in your fridge. Hell, they are the reason you are not reading this naked too.
  • Tonia G.
    Tonia GetterApril 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food.
  • Francisco P.
    Francisco PalacioApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nowhere EXCEPT here: a WALL of PINS!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DennerApril 7, 2013
    Download the frontflip app and scan the table tents for free stuff!
  • Frank V.
    Frank VillescasMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dinner buffet way better then breakfast! !@
  • joey m.
    joey mccustyMarch 17, 2013
    To do: get a haircut, buy a confederate flag with a motorcycle on it, visit the library.
  • Lora W.
    Lora WaloskiMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If the ribeye is on the specials board you can't go wrong.
  • 🍺Joey M.
    🍺Joey M. 🍻March 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    You can use wifi in the parking lot as well. Not just inside. They have several antennas to connect to.
  • Francisco P.
    Francisco PalacioMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Seen the reason for it to be a "Pinstop"... World's Largest Cache? (Of Pins!)
  • Debi N.
    Debi NelsonMarch 3, 2013
    Great place to fuel truck & face. ;-)
  • Dennis O.
    Dennis OstolazaFebruary 8, 2013
    Free wifi here just inside though. Eat and jump online
  • Jen B.
    Jen BlackFebruary 2, 2013
    Gift shop is awesome!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 2, 2013
    Yes, all these things exist at this truck stop. Utilize them.
  • Paul
    PaulJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So many toys....!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrannisJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For a truck stop Buffett the food is good.
  • Noah O.
    Noah OrmanJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Plenty of truck parking! Kind of a tourist trap, but a good place to stop for a while.
  • Chad S.
    Chad SwitzerDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Corn beef hash is decent
  • Lerone W.
    Lerone WilliamsDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place
  • JR
    JRDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I thought this was a truckstop. Not a carstop.
  • アケダ 須.
    アケダ 須田November 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a bit overpriced, but not a bad place to stop.
  • Travis D.
    Travis DooleyOctober 14, 2012
    Don't eat the roller dogs.
  • JB
    JBSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to go to the building to the east to Cash a T-check. But there is NO FEE to cash them here unlike most other places.
  • Sean
    SeanSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have. More then four tires, its a place to atop. Of not, move on to the nearest gas station!
  • Sean
    SeanSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Some people don't understand what TRUCKSTOP means. Let me explain. These were used by truckers, predecessor to the travel plazas that cater to you, the fourwheeler and rv. Quit your whining.
  • Kela M.
    Kela MooreSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free Air here when you need it
  • Leesa
    LeesaAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A "must stop" if you're traveling I-80!
  • Morgan
    MorganAugust 19, 2012
    Bathrooms were impeccably clean and anything you need they most likely have. Try Caribou Coffee's hot chai tea with soy milk, it feels like Christmas in your stomach.
  • Court K.
    Court KellAugust 17, 2012
    Um just keep going
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WilliamsAugust 4, 2012
    Gross bathroom!
  • Pat B.
    Pat BurkeJuly 15, 2012
    Food sucks over priced staff has a crappy attitude ..
  • Sharon K.
    Sharon KalbflieshJune 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoumaMay 27, 2012
    Fries and a chocolate frosty, nailed it
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa McNealMay 26, 2012
    This place is awesome! The cleanest, coolest truck stop I've seen!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DavisMay 25, 2012
    We come here all the time and i love it here
  • Court K.
    Court KellMay 19, 2012
    If you think this is the best place ever you need to get out more
  • Court K.
    Court KellMay 19, 2012
    Can a girl get a road beer?
  • Colin S.
    Colin SouthMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amanda is the sweetest person in Iowa. Lovely smile and so warm. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a server. 
  • Jim T.
    Jim T💪💗😊May 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Michelle R. Those are blonde roots aren't they. They need stop lights off the ramps.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CullisonMay 5, 2012
    Be carefull the DOT will follow in ans ck your paper work!!! They did me.... Ia, sucks!!
  • Lee B.
    Lee BoyleApril 25, 2012
    Try the orange juice. It's breathtaking.
  • Dan S.
    Dan Satterfield Sr.April 24, 2012
    The chrome shop is most addictive ......
  • vaskinzfan
    vaskinzfanApril 15, 2012
    Better than the Streakin' Beacon
  • Denny R.
    Denny R.April 10, 2012
    This place seriously rivals Buck-Ee's!
  • Charles R.
    Charles RunyanApril 3, 2012
    Maybe save checking in until you get inside.....
  • Stacy E.
    Stacy EadsMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Clean restrooms.
  • Nbowa
    NbowaMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crazy place! Like a mini mall!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free WiFi as well as paid here
  • Bev O.
    Bev Opie-OrtlandJanuary 28, 2012
    A good collection of tschockes!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LewisJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food in the iowa 80 is the best meal ive had in awhile ^ that guys is nuts... Way better than country puke or iron shits
  • Magenta C.
    Magenta ClarkJanuary 17, 2012
    The cafe has amazing reubens, worth a try. Also, good place to pick up souvenirs for family if you don't mind it being a bit pricey.
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JonesJanuary 14, 2012
    Food in restraunt sucks...eat the fast food
  • Super M.
    Super ManJanuary 4, 2012
    Make sure to use truck wash. Its awesome and it is free. Yeeeehaaa! :)
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WoodmanDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yeah, this exists. Get crunk.
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WoodmanDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yep, this exists.
  • Tabitha W.
    Tabitha Waltrip-EastmanDecember 23, 2011
    I love this place!!!!!!
  • Edward T.
    Edward ThomasDecember 14, 2011
    nice place in the moddle of nowhere
  • Allison L.
    Allison LittleDecember 13, 2011
    They have Caribou Coffee!!
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FlaterNovember 27, 2011
    It's kinda crazy here on Sundays. I should have gone further down the road for gas.
  • Frank R.
    Frank RuizNovember 25, 2011
    Expensive! Expensive! Overpriced schwag! But lots of fun to visit. Check out the photography. Lots of history here. Otherwise it's the world's largest and most overpriced tourist trap.
  • Jason M.
    Jason McDowellNovember 24, 2011
    According to their sign the Pilot Travel Center has the best coffee. Try it and confirm, will ya?
  • Sir Jack
    Sir JackNovember 17, 2011
    World's Largest!
  • Steve C.
    Steve ChaseNovember 17, 2011
    Buffet not worth it food across street at restaurant way better
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]November 8, 2011
    Be sure to look for a fugitive trucker by the name of Rich Crenshaw.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]November 7, 2011
    The world's largest truck stop has it all! Tip: If you're headed west on Interstate 80, gas tends to be cheaper towards Des Moines. If going east, gas will get more expensive, especially in Illinois.
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LewisNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge place
  • Kat K.
    Kat KarnickOctober 31, 2011
    Dont order anything specific at taco bell. My no cheese taco had no lettuce and extra cheese. Wtf.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free WiFi reachable from parking in front of the shop
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MillerSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the onion rings if you get the chance
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SchaffrathSeptember 11, 2011
    Great selection of Jesus tee's
  • Ben M.
    Ben MilneSeptember 5, 2011
    Google Dwolla. Then grab a coffee. Pr
  • Sonja L.
    Sonja LovasSeptember 2, 2011
    Wow, what a place. Anything you'd need or want on your trip is here. Even a fun Geocache!
  • Jhusky
    JhuskyAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I LOVE THIS PLACE!!
  • Robert E.
    Robert ElliottAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    OK, I've never seen anything quite like this. Truly impressive, and worth seeing. Once! It's like a truck stop the size of a Walmart. They sell musical instruments. Really, it is a tourist attract
  • Allie Q.
    Allie QJuly 28, 2011
    All the food workers are slow and don't care about anyone. Be prepared to wait for your food.
  • Tanya K.
    Tanya KeithJuly 28, 2011
    Skip their new pumps, they won't clear your CC info.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MayoJuly 19, 2011
    The Orange Julius has some good smoothies. Pretty much the only healthy choice in the whole place!
  • Meghan G.
    Meghan GaffneyJune 16, 2011
    The people at dairy queen HATE their lives and everyone they come into contact with. BEWARE.
  • JayFromNH f.
    JayFromNH fostierJune 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The restaurant has no affiliation with the TA.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RussellJune 11, 2011
    Neat experience, but buy your gas down the street, it's about 13 cents cheaper!
  • Sawyer F.
    Sawyer FlynnJune 6, 2011
    Don't get the buffet... definitely not worth it!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RichardMay 28, 2011
    Get a bunch o' yummy food at a good price...
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RichardMay 28, 2011
    Be careful at intersection...semis habitually do not follow right-of-way cars, come to a complete stop at stop signs, stay in their lane, properly use turn signals, etc. It's like a Wal-Mart p-lot.
  • Jasper O.
    Jasper OssentjukMarch 27, 2011
    Be sure to check out the trucks in the showroom.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CilluffoFebruary 26, 2011
    Finally I get to eat here. Been to the Pilot twice. First time in the TA. Huge place I will stop again :-) good breakfast buffet.
  • Chad S.
    Chad SwitzerJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not only the worlds largest truckstop, but the most expensive truck stop too
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CofieldDecember 6, 2010
    Get all your cool Jesus wear here!! If you think Jesus wear is cool...
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYDecember 1, 2010
    The world's largest truck stop has everything from a movie theater to a trucking museum to the Dog-O-Mat dog wash. Read more
  • Diego
    DiegoNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    free air at the BP. When it works.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RasmussenNovember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Meow meow Millard Filmore meow
  • Lindsey N.
    Lindsey NewcombNovember 13, 2010
    You can take a shower; you can see a dentist, but don't expect to find beer. Gotta go across the street for that.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SculleyNovember 7, 2010
    I totally pooped here!!
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SeuffertNovember 7, 2010
    Dogomat!
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GanschowNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    good stop. has about everything everyone needs
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PercyOctober 26, 2010
    A great selection of knives, trucking equipment, sweet t-shirts, and anything else you'd ever want from a truck stop.
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick OConnorOctober 11, 2010
    Depending on the entrance you use, the restrooms can be very difficult to find. Stay persistent, they're in there!
  • Erin F.
    Erin FoxSeptember 20, 2010
    Too many people at once.
  • Cassandra O.
    Cassandra OrtlerAugust 25, 2010
    Go here! It's the coolest place ever!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CrossAugust 22, 2010
    Has a huge arcade game where you drive a semi. Do truckers unwind by playing trucking video games? Several food choices for a quick bite on the road.
  • Amy A.
    Amy A.August 8, 2010
    A great place to propose.
  • Donald C.
    Donald CrawfordJuly 1, 2010
    James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa's grave... did you find it?
  • Jackquelyn T.
    Jackquelyn TyreeJune 16, 2010
    Beware of rancid salad on the salad bar.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhitcroftApril 10, 2010
    There have almost EVERYtHING here! Food - Fuel - Supplies. Great place for a break from the road.
  • Stacy
    StacyMarch 17, 2010
    Lots of great fast food places all in one.
  • John H.
    John HiettJanuary 9, 2010
    Don't forget to pee
  • Paul F.
    Paul FliegelmannNovember 12, 2013
    Охуительное место!Правда пивдос только на Пайлоте!
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