Coolest Rest Stops and Gas Stations Around the World
Even if you’re in full on “road mode,” these 11 gas stations, rest stops and truck stops are worth braking for.
Pops, Arcadia, OklahomaYou can’t miss the 4-ton, 66-foot-tall illuminated soda bottle in front of Pop’s on Route 66. Whether you need to fill your tank or quench your thirst, Pop’s has what you need. The restaurant features over 700 types of sodas, seltzers and other soft drinks. 960 1280
Alzu Petroport, Near Middelburg, South AfricaBaby rhinos. Need we say more? South Africa’s Alzu Petroport, situated on the N4 between Belfast and Middelburg, boasts the usual truck stop amenities - clean restrooms, dining and shopping. But the big draw here is the adjacent wildlife preserve, where rhinos, ostriches and buffalo roam. 960 1280
Trail’s Travel Center, Albert Lea, MinnesotaFrom the outside you wouldn’t know that Trail’s, located off I-35 in Minnesota, features every service imaginable for the weary motorist - from showers and laundry to a movie theater and church services. Trail’s also carries one of the largest selections of whiskey in Minnesota. 960 1280
Gazoline Petrol, Cuneo, Italy
Applying modern Italian design to the lowly rest area, Cuneo, Italy’s Gazoline Petrol enhances the roadside landscape with its ribbon - like architectural form, which is meant to symbolize the road and invite drivers in for a break. The project was designed by Damilanostudio Architects.