The Ohio County Travel Center at mile marker 75 in Beaver Dam will close its doors for the final time on Sunday as the popular rest stop announced that it will no longer be open to travelers who are craving Arby’s or have to pee.
The news, first reported by the Kentucky New Era, shocked its employees and the many travelers who pass through the area. To me and my fellow Western Kentuckians, it was our Gateway Arch between us and the rest of the state. We could always count on it for a quick stop for a fountain drink and some sugary candy to get us through the rest of our drives.
Thanks for the memories, Beaver Dam. We’ll be lost without you.
The Beaver Dam rest stop closed its doors for the final time today. It was the gateway between Western Kentucky and the rest of the state. pic.twitter.com/5ZmjZs9gsR
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) January 8, 2017