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Hitch Up to a Great Experience

By on November 1, 2016
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The comfortable, inviting and easy-to-access TA Travel Center at exit 203 on I-10 in southern Arizona has undergone a complete remodel, adding a delicious new Sbarro featuring New York-style pizza, Stromboli, pastas and salads—all freshly made in-house daily—to the already awesome A&W and tasty Taco Bell, so there’s more fast food variety than ever!

Totally New Look

“Every department at our Eloy facility has been remodeled from showers to shop,” says General Manager Robert Warner, who heads a skilled and attentive management team including Don Witherow, Bryan Berkley and Mary Grace Scott. “That includes our main store, quick-serve food area, Minit Mart® convenience store, refueling lanes and our Truck Service shop. We’ve remodeled our entire food service area for a more open, well-lighted dining experience with comfortable seating and a broader menu selection. We’ve also installed spacious new coolers, well stocked with customers’ favorite beverages.”

Loaded with Amenities

Entering through the drivers’ entrance, you’ll enjoy quick access to the UltraONE® Club kiosk on your way to the diesel fuel counter. You’ll be welcomed in comfort and convenience with the quiet, comfy chairs in the relaxing drivers’ lounge. Eleven spotless showers are accessible through the fully automated reservation system and/or the TA-Petro TruckSmart® mobile app. A roomy laundry room; large, well-positioned TV screens throughout the facility; and a cozy, full-service barbershop with a hospitable staff add to the amenities. StayFit® workout options include a great walking/running trail, beanbag toss and horseshoe pits.

Inside the new Minit Mart®, you’ll find a vast selection of name-brand convenience items and merchandise arranged in clean, well-lit displays. Plenty of fresh food and beverage options include healthy StayFit snacks, fresh Good2Go® fruit and veggie cups, freshly made sandwiches, Cool Cup® fountain drinks, and a delicious World Blends® coffee bar to meet the needs of drivers on the move.

Need something special? In the merchandise area, there’s a vast selection of travel essentials, souvenirs, clothing, small appliances and unique gifts, many with a distinctly Western flavor.

24/7/365 Truck Service

In addition to its 24/7/365 service hours, Eloy offers parking for 234 trucks, 12 refueling lanes equipped with DEF, six fully equipped truck service bays staffed with ASE-certified technicians to meet your every service need from a simple tire replacement or oil change to more complicated repairs. A complete range of PM services, tires, wheel alignment, the latest digital truck repair equipment, plus RoadSquad® assistance are available 24/7/365. For your added convenience, TA Eloy is also an authorized Freightliner and Western Star ServicePoint express service and light-duty repair center.

Cool Comfort in the Desert

TA Eloy’s stunningly beautiful and relaxing desert setting includes several protected Saguaro cacti that quickly draw your eye. The largest species of cacti, Saguaro can grow to be 40 to 60 feet tall. The grounds also contain a pet relief area—and true to its location in the heart of the American West—there are even real hitching posts out front for ranchers to tie up their horses and give them a little R&R outside their transport trailers.

Next time you’re ridin’ the range along I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson, be sure to pull the reins in at the comfortable, friendly, fully remodeled TA Travel Center in the Eloy/Casa Grande area. And don’t forget to pose for a selfie with Dino, the giant green Dinosaur who greets visitors in front of the Minit Mart!

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TA ELOY, ARIZONA

Where: I-10 at Exit 203 Toltec Road

Phone: 520.466.7363

Fax: 520.466.7536

Truck Parking Spaces: 234

Reserve-It!® Parking: Yes

Private Showers: 11

Truck Service Bays: 6 (open 24/7/365)

Roadside Assistance: RoadSquad® (available 24/7/365)

Diesel Refueling Lanes: 12 with DEF

Restaurants: Sbarro, A&W, Taco Bell

Special Attractions: Minit Mart®, Barber Shop, StayFit® Options

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Experience the Old West

The western settlement of Terminus or “end-of-the-line” for the Southern Pacific Railroad was founded in 1879 during the Arizona mining boom. One year later, the name was changed to Casa Grande (Spanish for Big House) in honor of the famous, prehistoric Hohokam Indian Casa Grande Ruins National Monument 20 miles to the northeast. Built between 1300 and 1400, the Casa Grande Ruins were protected as the nation’s first archeological reserve and declared a National Monument in 1918.

Located midway between Phoenix and Tucson, Casa Grande has grown by 100 percent over the last 15 years. It has become the largest community in western Pinal County, since its 1915 incorporation.

You can explore the city’s fascinating history at The Museum of Casa Grande. While taking a leisurely stroll through the award-winning Casa Grande Main Street historical shopping district, be sure to visit its many unique shops for that special, one-of-a-kind gift.

Casa Grande is home to the Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort, former spring training location for the San Francisco Giants. The first exhibition game played at Casa Grande was in 1961, with Willie Mays hitting a towering—before the era of juiced balls and corked bats—375-foot home run. The Giants no longer play at Francisco Grande, but the remodeled resort still features its unique, baseball-bat-shaped swimming pool.

Not to be missed is an architectural jewel—the historic Casa Grande Union High School—that now serves as the Casa Grande City Hall, while eye-catching, beautifully crafted stone buildings can be seen throughout historic downtown Casa Grande.

About the same distance from the TA Travel Center as Casa Grande is Eloy, Arizona, which bills itself as the skydiving capital of the world. Eloy is home to the world’s largest skydive drop zone, Skydive Arizona.

Visit the historic surroundings of the Old West next time you park your horses in the corral over at the nearby Eloy TA Travel Center.

Learn more at CasaGrandeAZ.gov and EloyAZ.gov.

 

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