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Open Every Day from 5am to Midnight

Satisfy Your Inner Viking at Iron Skillet Restaurant and Skol Tavern in Trail's Travel Center, Albert Lea, MN.  Take your family on a Viking themed voyage to feast on Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Buffets featuring a variety of meats roasted on the open wood fire rotisserie along with salad, soups, breads, sides and desserts or order from a full menu of home-style favorites like Trail's famous Tavern Burgers.


Sun-Th: 11AM-Midnight | Fri-Sat: 11AM-1AM. Kitchen closes at Midnight


Cold Stone

M-Th: 11AM-9PM | Fri-Sun: 10AM-9PM

Cold Stone Creamery offers:

  • The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience
  • Made to order Ice Cream Creations
  • Specialty Ice Cream Cakes and Birthday Cakes
  • Specialty Ice Cream Cup Cakes & Pies
  • Ice Cream Shakes, Smoothies, Cookies
  • Ice Cream Novelty Bars

Pizza Hut Express

Everyday: 10AM-9PM

Pizza Hut Express offers:

  • Hot delicious individual pizzas
  • Tuscani Pastas
  • Breadsticks
  • Hot Wings – Made to Order


M-Th: 5AM-11PM | Fri-Sun: 5AM-12AM

McDonald’s is located in the food court at Trail’s Travel Center.

  • Buses and groups welcome!  To better serve you, please call McDonald’s directly at 507-377-6098 to give notice of large group visits.

Located at the intersection of I-35 & I-90

Trails Travel Plaza Petro Includes:



(507) 373-4200



Trail's Travel Center
820 Happy Trails Lane
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Main Store: 24/7/365

Skol Tavern/Iron Skillet

Fast Food



There was a time when truck drivers had to depend on coin-operated axle scales to weigh their loads. Since these scales couldn’t weigh the truck and trailer all at once, most of the time the weight was totally inaccurate. No one could guarantee the accuracy of the vehicle weight, so drivers were left open to some pretty hefty fines. There was no one to back them up if they got an overweight citation. Then in 1977, CAT Scale Company changed everything. Founded by Truckstop entrepreneur, Bill Moon, CAT Scale Company revolutionized the trucking industry, by introducing the first totally automated, full length platform scale

Trail’s CAT scales are open for your convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vistit for more information.


Truckers are invited to attend a chapel service lead by Truck Stop Ministries
in Trail’s Conference Room every Sunday at 10:00am.

Public Laundry

Large capacity washers and dryers with plenty of counter space for folding clothes.

For your convenience, we have also added a flat screen TV in the room.


Theater style comfortable seating with surround sound to relax and enjoy movies or sports events.

After a hard days work, why not relax and enjoy a full length feature film in our theater.

We offer comfortable theater seating and surround sound for your enjoyment.


Enjoy our sparkling, clean, oversized showers – perfect after a long, hard day on the road!

Showers are free with the purchase of 50 gallons of fuel or more.

Be sure to use your Road King points for showers as well.


Interstate SpeedZone High Speed Wireless Internet Access

Inquire at the Trail’s Travel Center Fuel Desk for information on Interstate SpeedZone Wi-Fi.


Fast and easy!  That’s what folks are saying about fueling at Trail’s Fuel Islands.  With 10 diesel and 16 gasoline fueling points you and your vehicle can get in easy and fuel up fast.

We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you will be delighted to know that we are one of the most competitive fueling locations around.

We are affiliated with Petro Stopping Centers and offer many fleet discounts as well as “Pay at the Pump” for your convenience.

Comfort INN

This 65 room Comfort Inn is located at I-35 and County Road 46 – Exit 11.  Amenities include a free continental breakfast, exercise and game room and indoor pool with Jacuzzi.

To place your reservations or get more information, call Comfort Inn at  507-377-1100.