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Eight Travel Plazas, 4 eastbound, 4 westbound, await our travelers to provide necessary, refreshing breaks. Popular restaurant choices, convenience stores, snack kiosk and gift shops, modern restrooms, telephones, ATM’s, vending and lottery are available at each location. Fuel Stations offer quality fuels, motor oils and fluids, air and accessories.

Quality automotive and truck fuels are offered from all travel plazas. All fuel stations are open 24 hours a day. Most major credit cards are accepted. Motor oils, fluids and other automotive accessories are also available.

NOTE: As of July 6, 2016, the Portage east- and westbound plazas (MM 22) are closed for demolition and reconstruction. Food, restrooms and fuel are not available at these locations until re-opening scheduled for early 2017.

NOTE: As of Sept. 12, the Howe east- and westbound plazas (MM 126) are closed for demolition and reconstruction. Food, restrooms and fuel are not available at these locations until re-opening scheduled for summer 2017.

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Portage (Closed for reconstruction; re-opening in 2017):

Hardee’s | Red Burrito | Hershey’s Ice Cream

This full-service Travel Plaza includes public phones, lottery, vending and video games, along with great restaurants and a gift shop.

Rolling Prairie:

McDonald’s | Dairy Queen

McDonald’s and the Travel Emporium are open 24 hours a day. Dairy Queen and the South Bend Chocolate Company are open selected hours. ATM, WiFi internet and lottery services are available.

The eastbound Travel Plaza features a visitor’s center offering comprehensive visitor services staffed during peak travel periods.

Elkhart:

Burger King | Starbucks | Pizza Hut

This full-service Travel Plaza features restaurants serving excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner. Services include public phones, ATM, lottery, vending, WiFi Internet, and a Travel Mart convenience store.

Howe (Closed for demolition and reconstruction; re-opening summer 2017):

Hardee’s | Red Burrito | Hershey’s Ice Cream

This full-service Travel Plaza’s services include public phones, lottery, vending and video games along with great restaurants and a gift shop.

The westbound Travel Plaza features a visitor’s center offering comprehensive visitor services staffed during peak travel periods.

 

Visitor information on lodging, dining, shopping and attractions are available at all 8 Travel Plazas.

Visitor Information Centers

The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC), a regional tourism organization working in cooperation with ITRCC, invites all travelers to visit the staffed Visitor Information Centers, located at Travel Plaza 3 (Mile Marker 56 eastbound) and at Travel Plaza 7 (Mile Marker 126 westbound). These centers will assist travelers with directions, area information and lodging reservations. http://www.northernindianagetaways.com

Did you know… our Travel Plazas are named after famous Hoosiers?

Travel Plaza 1, Mile Post 22 – Portage:

Westbound: John T. McCutcheon, a famous cartoonist, illustrator and journalist born near South Raub. A graduate of Purdue University, he became known as the “Dean of American Cartoonists.”

Eastbound: George Ade, born in Kentland. A graduate of Purdue University, he achieved popularity through his clever use of American slang.

Travel Plaza 3, Mile Post 56 – Rolling Prairie:

Westbound: Wilbur Shaw, a native of Shelbyville. He was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 two years in a row.

Eastbound: Knute Rockne, considered to be the greatest coach in college football history. He became coach of the University of Notre Dame in 1913 and led to the fabulous days of the Four Horsemen, the backfield shift and five seasons of undefeated and untied games.

 Travel Plaza 5, Mile Post 90 – Elkhart:

Westbound: Henry F. Schricker, born in North Judson. A popular politician described as a “typical Hoosier.” While serving as Governor of Indiana, he signed the legislation enabling the formation of the Indiana Toll Road.

Eastbound: George N. Craig, born in Brazil. He served as National Commander of the American Legion and was Governor of Indiana when the Indiana Toll Road was completed.

Travel Plaza 7, Mile Post 126 – Howe:

Westbound: Ernie Pyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for his book “Here is Your War.” He was a journalist and war correspondent, and was born in Dana.

Eastbound: Gene Stratton Porter, born near Wabash on “Hopewell Farm.” She was the author of 12 novels, seven nature books and a naturalist water color artist.

Handicapped Accessibility

All of our travel plazas have reserved handicapped parking, wheelchair-accessible sidewalks and automatic doors opening to the front of the restaurant buildings.

All restrooms have handicapped stalls and four of the five plaza pairs have Unisex Restrooms for those customers requiring the assistance of a companion. These Unisex restrooms are located in the hallway leading to the restroom entrances.

  • Mile 22 Hardee’s / BP — Temporarily closed for reconstruction; re-opening early 2017
  • Mile 56 McDonald’s / BP (no unisex restrooms available)
  • Mile 90 Burger King / BP
  • Mile 126 Hardee’s / Mobil — Temporarily closed for reconstruction; re-opening summer 2017