stop and rest, Iowa style

November 20, 2019

For more than 20 years, the Iowa Department of Transportation has been redefining the term rest area. Rather than the minimal parking-plus-basic-amenities, each of Iowa’s “New Generation Rest Areas” reflects local history, culture, or natural resources.

Iowa City is the home of the University of Iowa and the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Appropriately, the Tiffin rest area on I-80 eastbound at milepost 237, less than ten miles from Iowa City, salutes Writing.

Designed by RDG Dahlquist Art Studio and called “It Has Iowa Written All Over It,” the facility includes, among other writing-specific objects and information, picnic shelters with pierced-metal walls displaying quotes from writers with an Iowa connection.

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photo above, plus others
thanks to Miriam Sagan for the heads up!

One Response to “stop and rest, Iowa style”

  1. www.bethanyareid.com Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. My brain is buzzing.


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