But, as with so many revolutionary ideas this one died on the vine when my wife and son refused to stop unless someone needed to stop. And then it was kind of rushed without time to fully evaluate the offerings. So, we only have a small sampling, and there is no real organization. Honestly organization is not really a strength, though, so it probably is not all her fault.
So, here goes. There is a rest area just east of Rapid City, sitting right on a river, though I don't really know which river, that is very nice, and clean. The attendant was pleasant and polite, but the vending area was a little skimpy. And the river was in danger of flooding out the entire area, but I don't suppose you can blame the rest area for that. If you are traveling on Interstate 90, and happen to be slightly east of Rapid City, west of Wall, stop in (unless it is flooded) with confidence.
|West of Kearney, outside vending machines.|
What are we, animals?
Iowa seems to be upgrading, so you are kind of safe anywhere, but only on Interstate 80, don't use the old ones on I29.
|Illinois, the Rest Stop State|
Illinois is a safe place to use any facility. They have trails, and attractions, like a Metro Park, with elaborate vending areas, right inside the sumptuous main buildings. Indiana and Ohio, well just don't bother. Just wait until the next state.
Here is the first installment of the Rest Areas of America. We will continue this during our next trip, we are dedicated Interstate travelers. If you would like to submit a review, just send it along.