The Pilot Travel Center off I-80/I-35 in Des Moines is an oasis for the professional trucker or the just plain bedraggled traveler. Plenty of parking and food, snacks and beverage are available 24/7, as well as showers and other amenities to refill your tank.
"That shower was delicious just very glad they have them available to every traveler not just truckers. Coffee is the best also," Vel Maxso chimed on Google reviews, where Pilot J averaged 3.8 out of 5 stars with over 450 reviews.
"Always interesting to checkout the store and have a treat while taking a break from traveling. Nice stop to stretch the legs," Lynette Tiede-Beales added on Google, giving 5 stars.
"I love pilot and flyn j they are my favorite. I wouldn't stop anywhere else," Ronald Wilkerson expressed on Facebook, where Pilot J gathered 3.7 out of 5 with over 100 reviews.
Pilot Travel Center, a Flying J, offers competitively priced fuel as well as truck repair and some maintenance. Meals (Subway), snacks and store items are available. Parking is plentiful, including reserved spaces for overnight use. Showers and, according to their website, public laundry are amenities. Pilot Travel Center has a Boss Truck store, game room, driver’s lounge and offers check cashing, Western Union and Wi-Fi. Pilot Travel Center is located at 11957 Douglas Ave. in Des Moines by I-80 and I-35. It is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Its phone is 515- 276-1509.
Pilot Travel Center offers a friendly respite from traveling, a place to unwind, refresh and recharge.