The Travelers' Oasis Truck Plaza started as a two bay service station 40 years ago and has grown into a 22,000 sq. foot truck stop on sixteen acres of land. Dan Willie and a partner started the TO, as it is affectionately called, in 1979 with a $2,000 investment each.
Travelers' Oasis was expanded in late 1979 to include a store and a breakfast and burger counter. In 1985 a full service sit-down restaurant and a larger store were added.
The year 1999 saw another remodel and addition, doubling the size of the facility to include a three brand food court, a 5,000 sq. ft. truckers lounge, increased retail space, and creation of the Garden of Eden. The Garden includes a waterfall in the middle of an eating area for the food court, live plants, large rock formations, and a big tree with a serpent hanging precariously above the tables. Since our address is Eden, Idaho, our logo became Travelers' Oasis, Home of the Garden of Eden.
Over the past 40 years, the TO became the hub for an additional truck stop and 24 convenience stores. Most recently, in 2008, Dan completed construction of The Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center on the Snake River Canyon Rim. This 21,000 square foot facility perched high up on the canyon crest overlooks two golf courses and the Snake River in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Another feature is our Kickback customer reward loyalty program, created in 2000. This program has expanded to include over 1,000 locations in 50 states and Canada. The TO is proud of its over 40 years of continuous service to the travelers and truckers on 1-84, and we're proud to have been a member of Ambest during many of those years.