World's Largest Truck Stop

Driving through Iowa on our way to Illinois, we just HAD to stop at the World's Largest Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa.
photo courtesy of Eric B.

As soon as I walked inside, I saw this pick-up truck right smack dab in the middle of the floor!

To the left was a food court and a large sit down area to eat.

The bathrooms were off to the right. I don't know about the men's bathroom (I didn't ask Jim!), but the women's was quite interesting! Of course it kept with the whole "trucking" theme, with the stalls made out of diamond plated sheets.

It actually seemed kind of "manly" in there, you know? The hand dryer was REALLY powerful. Look at the way my skin was blowing around on my hand!

Okay, we're done with business there! Exiting the bathroom we come upon a gift shop.

There are many, many different items to browse through. One item that caught my eye. this why I don't golf?

Continuing through this shop, we come to a stairway leading down to a huge showroom.

This was a Trucker's Paradise. Heck, you didn't even have to be a trucker to enjoy this place. But more than likely you had to be a man. Look way in the background of that picture above. Why, yes, yes indeed, that is a SEMI parked in the store.

Here's a better look: (That's JIM behind the wheel!)

Here's the long, long, long trailer!

Behind the wheel:

The back seat (bunk beds) of the truck. This is what I need for OUR truck!

This wasn't the only truck in the store. Nosiree Bob! There was this nice blue one, which puts our Big Blue to shame, I'm afraid!

AND this spiffy looking yellow one!

After I was awed by the semis, I just started having fun taking photos. Take a gander and see what I mean:

Word of advice: You never want to be THISCLOSE to the grillwork of a moving truck.
Doesn't this look like it belongs on a James Bond car instead of a semi truck?
Smile pretty for the camera!

I was amazed to see this sign in the store:

Those are a LOT of amenities for the truckers!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of the

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