While I was unable to actually stop here, we did pass it both going and returning from Chicago. On the eastbound trip, we missed the turn-off and on the westbound trip, the exit for the stop was only for eastbound traffic. Needless to say, I had to search online for some pictures to share and let anyone know who may have a pen fetish, that this is the must-stop rest stop along I-80 in Iowa.
The stop is at Tiffin and, according to the PDF brochure from the Iowa Dept. of Transportation, is designed to reflect the importance of literature and education in Iowa. But really folks, I just wanted my picture by the giant PEN NIB!
(photos from the Iowa Dept. of Transportation brochure)