Somewhere on the I-80 Highway between Iowa City and Davenport is the World's Largest Truckstop, which comes complete with a dentist's office, a movie theater, and more. Lots more.
Our own StacyBee (she also writes for our pal mental_floss blog) investigates:
The I-80 truck stop didn’t start as such a behemoth, though. It opened in 1964, when I-80 was still in its infancy, or at least in its toddler stages. It was just a tiny white building stuck smack in the middle of a cornfield – two diesel pumps and a restaurant.
It grew as I-80 grew and now employs 450 people. [...]
Here are just a few of the delights that this wonder offers:
• Several full-sized vehicles. I counted at least five –
one semi with a mural painted on it, one semi cab, one old-timey car in the restaurant, one truck and another old-timey car hanging from the ceiling. There may have been more.
• A dentist’s office.
• A movie theater.
• A chiropractic clinic.
• A barber shop.
• A custom shop, so you can trick out your truck with embroidery, custom vinyl and laser engraving.
• 24 private showers.
• A restaurant that serves about a million cups of coffee and 90 tons of meat every year.
• A car wash for semis (so, technically a semi wash?) that even cleans the engine. A 15-minute wash will set truckers back about $50.
• 75,000 unique items to bring home to your loved ones.