Over 20 million travelers stop at Minnesota Safety Rest Areas annually.
Visitors enjoy a wide range of motorist services at the three classes
of rest areas and at the one class of waysides Mn/DOT maintains.
Safety Rest Areas are an official highway function.
They contribute to the safety of the traveling public by providing
fatigued drivers the ability to stop and rest. Their primary value is
Waysides provide motorists access to scenic overlooks, interpretive markers and points of interest.
has established a Rest Area Service Network of high volume highways,
along which rest areas are developed to meet the motoring public's
safety, comfort, travel and tourism needs.
For location of Rest areas in Minnesota:
Minnesota Department of Transportation