I-80 Travelers Stop at Waspy's | Waspy's Truck Stop

I-80 is the primary freight and travel route across Iowa. For truckers or travelers looking for a place to stop, there’s no better place than Waspy’s Truck Stop, in Audubon, Iowa.

I-80 Crosses the Nation

Blue and red Interstate 80 sign.

Interstate 80 is an east-west route across Iowa.

Crossing the nation from New Jersey to San Francisco, Interstate 80 is one of the great American roads.

I-80 was designated in 1956 as one of the original routes of the Interstate Highway System. Construction on the final segment of the road was completed in 1986. The Iowa portion of the route was built between 1958 and 1972.

I-80’s trans-American route approximately follows the route of the historic Lincoln Highway, the very first road across the nation.

It’s the second-longest interstate highway in the United States behind I-90. It runs more than 2,899 miles (307 in Iowa) across 11 states and four time zones.

green cornfeld and blue sky with wispy white clouds

Cornfields seem to stretch forever in Western Iowa. The majority of I-80’s route through the state passes through rural areas. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

In Iowa alone, nearly 35,000 vehicles a day use I-80, which is the longest interstate in The Hawkeye State.

Though I-80 runs mostly through rural areas of Iowa, a third of the state’s population still lives within the I-80 corridor. 

Waspy’s is a Destination Stop

After watching miles of cornfields pass, travelers may be looking for a destination to stop, stretch their legs, grab a bite to eat or spend the night. Enter Waspy’s – “We’re More than Just a Truck Stop.”

Located on Highway 71, Waspy’s is 15 miles north of Interstate 80. (Take Exit 60.)

Waspy’s is an Iowa destination. Our Audubon location features more than 16 acres geared toward serving travelers and locals alike.

Our Audubon location as a clean and friendly convenience store with a Grab & Go kitchen and daily specials.

restaurant front counter with brown tile floor

Enjoy a meal at The Feed Mill Restaurant.

Stop for a meal at The Feed Mill Restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch, and supper any time of day. 

Spend the night at Blue Grass Inn & Suites, which offers an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi as well as a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and a Market Place where guests can purchase a variety of snacks, drinks, and incidentals.

We have a certified scale with five-axle capacity as well as generous truck and trailer parking.

Waspy’s offers multiple fuel options as well as a trucker’s lounge with shower and laundry facilities.

Exterior of brown hotel building with drive-up canopy

Spend the night at The Blue Grass Inn & Suites.

For those traveling in RVs, Waspy’s has an RV Waste Station for a quick and efficient way to dump your RV waste.

Traveling Interstate 80 is an American experience, and there’s no better place to visit on your travels than Waspy’s. (And while you’re in town, stop and say “hello” to Albert, the World’s Largest Bull statue.)

We can’t wait to see you!

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