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Colo, Iowa: Niland's Cafe and Colo Motel

Restored gas station, motel, and cafe from the early days of motoring, at a formerly key (but now fairly sleepy) transcontinental highway intersection.

24 Lincoln Way, Colo, IA
On the north side of Hwy 930 just west of its intersection with US Hwy 65.
Cafe Tu-Sa 6:30 am - 8 pm, Su 6:30 am - 2 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Colo Motel sign.

Niland's Cafe and Colo Motel

Lots of plaques for easy, even-walking, self-guided tour. The people are so down to earth and friendly. Wifi available w/password so you can post pictures and information about your road trip. Food is old school and tasty. Functioning nostalgic motel with great rates.

[Russ & Annette, 07/02/2017]

Niland's Cafe.

Niland's Cafe and Colo Motel

Niland's Cafe stands at the corner of Lincoln Way and Jefferson Highway. Lincoln is the old Lincoln Highway, the first east-west transcontinental road running from Times Square, NY, to San Francisco, CA. Jefferson was the first north-south transcontinental road running from Winnipeg, Ontario, to New Orleans, LA. Today the cafe, motel, and original service station from a bygone era have been restored and are open to the public and weary travelers. The service station is open as a museum only.

[Cactus, 02/09/2013]

Experience the hottest crossroads in America circa 1925.

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