What are the rest stops on I-40?

Given how many flights have been canceled recently, I’m thinking it might be smarter to drive a few states to visit my family instead. What are the rest stops on I-40?

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Answer provided by
Bonnie Stinson
Answered on Jul 11, 2022
That could be a really fun road trip! This highway stretches across the entire country but there are less than 40 rest stops on I-40 in each direction.
I-40 covers a whopping 2,555 miles, all the way from North Carolina to California. In fact, this highway passes through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, too.
These rest stops are fairly spread out, especially in states like Arkansas. You might need to pull over at a fast-food restaurant if it’s an emergency!
Here are the number of rest stops on I-40:
  • Tennessee: six eastbound, seven westbound
  • North Carolina: six eastbound, five westbound
  • Arkansas: four eastbound, four westbound
  • Oklahoma: four eastbound, four westbound
  • Texas: two eastbound, two westbound
  • New Mexico: five eastbound, five westbound
  • Arizona: four eastbound, four westbound
  • California: two eastbound, two westbound
Be aware that events and local disruptions may affect the closures of these rest areas. Make sure to check the Department of Transportation website for official notices.
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Good luck with your trip!

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