Roadside fun… Which town built the first rest area

first rest area

We are traveling through Wyoming and just visited the first rest area in Wyoming. The story goes that highways have been around since the 1920s but nowhere to stop and stretch your legs. President Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson made way for the Highway Beautification Act in 1965. This created the first rest area, which is educational and fun for the kids.

This rest stop in Lusk, Wyoming became popular with the locals and travelers. It was the first to have flushing toilets, hot and cold water, grills for cooking out, and a playground. I wish they had these in our home state, Georgia.

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.