I visit family in Austin quite often and every time I go I stop here at the Bell County southbound side rest area. I think it's great! Easy access you, you can get in-and-out when parking, the rest rooms are always clean there's an information center there too. I saw a map that showed general idea of what's close by. If you need a break from your drive this is the place to stop at.
Jul 13, 7:33 AM
Well maintained rest stop. One can rest at ease knowing there are surveillance cameras. Has a playground for kiddos to get out of the stuffy car, and or long trips to get out some energy and have fun.
Jul 10, 4:43 PM
Absolutely loved it here. Lots of parking space and nice wide drive lanes to get in and out problem free.
It was beautifully landscaped and all the trees, flowers and plants are in full bloom currently. Property and building was clean and modern, very well maintained and building is a certified storm shelter.
There are 2 sets of bathrooms one accessed from outside and the other set in the main building. They even have 2 special areas for travelers to stretches and they even have a picturegram showing the best stretches to do.
Had a blast walking through the large landscapes and couldn't believe I used up over a half hour by the time I returned to my truck.
Jul 9, 4:37 PM
Great facility. In a world that has removed most rest stops from the highways, this is a breath of both safety and nostalgia. Very clean, air conditioned, and includes some small displays for information. Pet areas as well as a little playscape make it absolutely perfect.
Bonus: this is a storm shelter should serious weather like tornadoes show up.
Jun 29, 9:01 PM
The parking lot is usually full. Ensure you park at the first spot you get or you run the risk of merging back into the highway. Otherwise well maintained.