Weird / Interesting Truck Stops...

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Kevin B.'s Comment
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Okay, so I've just seen the thread that a fellow board member posted about your first load, a weird load you may remember and now I've got the gumption to post this... I've been lurking, been reading what I can, watching videos about trucking and I've read and watched a few about truck stops. Most truck stops are just some gas pumps, a store and a parking lot to park in and that's fine, no judgements. But some, such as Iowa-80 and others are attractions unto themselves. I can't seem to find it, but I remember reading a list I found of the best truck stops in the country, more than one of which featured night clubs with concerts.

So any weird truck stops you've spent the night at? Any you happen to remember for a particular reason, nothing terrible but something that made it noteworthy?

George B.'s Comment
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Not a national chain, but one truck stop I remember well is in Bakersfield. Older truck stop. Ok restaurant. It had a bar on one side of it. Interesting to say the least. Lizards galore!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Pix ?!?!?! (Of the lizzies, of course !) ;)

Not a national chain, but one truck stop I remember well is in Bakersfield. Older truck stop. Ok restaurant. It had a bar on one side of it. Interesting to say the least. Lizards galore!

Besides the good ole' I '80 museum, to which (yet) I've never been, but Marc Lee sent me souvenirs from, Tom's been to THIS one...which is sadly, no longer with us. Supposedly was a REAL Pete, up there!

Anyone else been here? Wish Tom had gotten pix of the inside. I know O/S and many others have awesome pix of some doozies, too:

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~ Anne ~

CM59's Comment
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There’s one I believe near lookout pass in Montana. Has a bunch of cool knick knacks, a good restaurant and a nice hotel. No damn ATT service though

And Little America obviously. Good food, lounge, and parking when I 80 is closed

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Jubitz in Portland, OR. All the amenities you'd expect from a five start truck stop and a lot more:

Hotel (Portlander Inn)

Movie theater

Ice cream parlor

Barber shop

Ponderosa Lounge and Grill (live bands)

Self-Service Dog Wash

Showers & Jacuzzis

Postal Place (Shipping and mailbox rental)

CleanFleet

Walking distance to WalMart!

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Kevin, I'm glad the other thread motivated you to start this one. I'll add Russell's Travel Center in Bard, New Mexico. It has a big lot and shop, but also a car museum within in! Lots of cool stuff.

Rhino's Comment
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In beaver Utah they have a truck strung up like that but it’s a cab over.

Pix ?!?!?! (Of the lizzies, of course !) ;)

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Not a national chain, but one truck stop I remember well is in Bakersfield. Older truck stop. Ok restaurant. It had a bar on one side of it. Interesting to say the least. Lizards galore!

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Besides the good ole' I '80 museum, to which (yet) I've never been, but Marc Lee sent me souvenirs from, Tom's been to THIS one...which is sadly, no longer with us. Supposedly was a REAL Pete, up there!

Anyone else been here? Wish Tom had gotten pix of the inside. I know O/S and many others have awesome pix of some doozies, too:

0638077001650483390.jpg

~ Anne ~

Jamy F.'s Comment
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Yeah, I've seen this strung truck a couple of times, always wondering how the hell did they do it

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