Interstate 55 Rest Areas

Interstate 55 is a 964-mile north/south route running between Chicago, Illinois, and LaPlace, Louisiana.

Northbound travelers read up the page; southbound travelers read down the page.

More detailed rest area information is available here.

Illinois

Mile Marker 194 – Pontiac

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 149 – McLean

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 103 – Sherman

  • Rest Area (southbound)

Mile Marker 102 – Springfield

  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 64 – Waggoner

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 27 – Edwardsville

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Welcome Center (northbound)

Missouri

Mile Marker 160 – Bloomsdale

  • Turnout (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 110 – Jackson

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 42 – Marston

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Welcome Center (northbound)

Mile Marker 3 – Steele

  • Turnout (southbound)
  • Turnout (northbound)

Arkansas

Mile Marker 68 – Blytheville

  • Welcome Center (southbound)

Mile Marker 45 – Hilton

  • Turnout (northbound)

Mile Marker 35 – Bardstown

  • Turnout (southbound)

Tennessee

Mile Marker 3 – Memphis

  • Welcome Center (northbound)

Mississippi

Mile Marker 279 – Hernando

  • Welcome Center (southbound)

Mile Marker 276 – Hernando

  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 240 – Courtland

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 204 – Grenada

  • Turnout (southbound)

Mile Marker 202 – Grenada

  • Turnout (northbound)

Mile Marker 173 – Vaiden

  • Rest Area (southbound)

Mile Marker 163 – West

  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 54 – Wesson

  • Rest Area (southbound)
  • Rest Area (northbound)

Mile Marker 3 – Magnolia

  • Welcome Center (northbound)

Louisiana

Mile Marker 65 – Kentwood

  • Welcome Center (southbound)

4 thoughts on “Interstate 55 Rest Areas

  1. We stooped at mile marker 279 on Wednesday, July 2, 2015 at 4:55 to use the facilities. Most of the stalls in the ladies room were filthy with clogged toilets and most of them also had no toilet paper either. When my daughter and I left the ladies to room and tried to go back to the main room, the security guard closed the doors for the day even though he saw us walking that way. We had said we would meet up with my husband in the main lobby. So we left by the back door and waited for several minutes and wondered why he wasn’t coming out. The security guard finally told him he saw us go out the back door and he went to leave by the front door, but it was locked. The security guard just looked at him until my husband said the door is locked. The security guard then told him he would have to go out the doors in the back. We finally found each other. We are from Mississippi and were appalled at how the rest stop was ran. Is this how we want out of state guests to perceive Mississippi as trashy and rude?

  2. I am curious to inquiry why the rest area was shut down northbound at Mile Marker 110 in Missouri on Interstate 55, last Tuesday Dec. 02, 2014. As I drove by there were police and fire trucks and EMTs. Just curious as to what happened, and I drove by a week later and the rest area was and is still shut down. Thank you.
    Loretta L. R.

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