School’s almost out and perhaps your family is planning an epic road trip. We’ve rounded up some of the best and most unique rest stops around the globe. Have you visited any of them on a previous road trip?
Iowa 80 Truck Stop, Walcott, Iowa
This 100,000 square foot facility is practically a small city. Dentist? Check. Library? Check. Annual Trucker’s Jamboree? Check. Oh, and food, restrooms, and shopping too. A roadtripper and trucker’s paradise!
The Most Beautiful
Orival Gas Station, Orival, Belgium
This environmentally friendly rest area in Belgium highlights lush parks and an art gallery. It’s so pretty you may not want to get back on the road.
Beckley Travel Plaza, Beckley, West Virginia
Beckley, WV is a mere 50 miles from the city of Bluefield (where Harrell & Beverly was founded) which straddles the state line between West Virginia and Virginia. Aside from the normal food options and restrooms, Beckley Travel Plaza features local, handmade crafts such as glassware, pottery, and quilts. Click here to read more about Bluefield and the history of our family business.
Alzu Petroport, Near Middelburg, South Africa
Nature is bountiful at the Alzu Petroport in South Africa. Stop for food, rest, and relief, AND take in the wildlife. Rhinos, ostriches and buffalo roam at the adjacent wildlife preserve which makes for a great photo op.
South of the Border, Dillon, South Carolina
South of the Border is probably the most well-known, and tackiest, rest area on this list. It features an amusement park, six restaurants, and the largest indoor reptile exhibit in the United States. Feel like sticking around for awhile? There’s a campground and hotel on site.
The Most Pet-Friendly
Guilford Welcome Center, Guilford, Vermont
If you find yourself in Vermont with your pet, be sure to take them to Guilford Welcome Center. The pet amenities and large barn with scenic views makes for a great relaxation spot. Pick up some maple sugar candies for us if you stop here!
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