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Rest areas along I-35 northbound

Albert Lea accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Back-up restroom available for family or assisted use upon request to custodian, 8 a.m. to midnight
Tourism information counter staffed by Explore Minnesota Tourism, typically staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Play area
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
TTY pay phones
Located on the Prairie Passages Route
Class I Travel Information Center
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 1
Traffic Direction Served: NB
Location: 8.0 mi S of Albert Lea
County: Freeborn
Township/Range/Section: 101N 21W 28
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 6B
Custodian Phone: 507-448-2004
Travel Information Staff Phone: 507-448-3311 

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Straight River

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Play area
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 35
Traffic Direction Served: NB
Location: 7.0 mi S of Owatonna
County: Steele
Township/Range/Section: 106N 20W 17
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 6B
Custodian Phone: 507-455-1840 

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Heath Creek accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Designated assisted restroom, 8 a.m. to midnight
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Play area
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
TTY pay phones
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 68
Traffic Direction Served: NB
Location: 9.0 mi N of Faribault
County: Rice
Township/Range/Section: 111N 21W 1
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 6B
Custodian Phone: 507-663-1866 

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Goose Creek

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 154
Traffic Direction Served: NB
Location: 1.5 mi N of Harris
County: Chisago
Township/Range/Section: 36N 21W 20
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance Metro District
Custodian Phone: 651-674-7413 

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Kettle River accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Back-up restroom available for family or assisted use upon request to custodian, 8 a.m. to midnight
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
TTY pay phones
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 198
Traffic Direction Served: NB
Location: 5.0 mi N of Sandstone
County: Pine
Township/Range/Section: 43N 20W 14
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1A
Custodian Phone: 320-233-7421 

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Culkin

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Play area
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 226
Traffic Direction Served: NB
Location: 1.0 Mi S of Mahtowa
County: Carlton
Township/Range/Section: 47N 18W 15
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1A
Custodian Phone: 218-389-6428

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Thompson Hill accessible restroom

Amenities

Class I Travel Information Center
Modern rest area with flush toilets
Tourism information counter staffed by Explore Minnesota Tourism, typically staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Spectacular views of Lake Superior and Duluth
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
Artwork - sculpture entitled "The Gate" by artist David Schlegell
Located on the Skyline Scenic Byway
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 250
Traffic Direction Served: Both
Location: At Jct. of I-35 and US-2
County: Saint Louis
Township/Range/Section: 49N 15W 14
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1A
Custodian Phone: 218-723-4882
Travel Information Staff Phone: 218-723-4938

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Rest areas along I-35 southbound

Straight River accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Designated family or assisted restroom, 8 a.m. to midnight
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Play area
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
TTY pay phones
View pictures of this rest area

Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 35
Traffic Direction Served: SB
Location: 7.0 mi S of Owatonna
County: Steele
Township/Range/Section: 106N 20W 17
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 6B
Custodian Phone: 507-455-5852

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New Market accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Designated assisted restroom, 8 a.m. to midnight
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Play area
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
TTY pay phones
View pictures of this rest area

Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 75
Traffic Direction Served: SB
Location: 5.0 mi N of S Scott County line
County: Steele
Township/Range/Section: 113N 21W 35
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 6B
Custodian Phone: 952-461-2903 

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Forest Lake

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Picnic shelters and tables
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 131
Traffic Direction Served: SB
Location: 0.8 mi S of CSAH 2
County: Washington
Township/Range/Section: 32N 21W 7
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District Metro
Custodian Phone: 651-297-4439 

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General Andrews accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Back-up restroom available for family or assisted use upon request to custodian, 8 a.m. to midnight
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
TTY pay phones
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Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 208
Traffic Direction Served: SB
Location: 2.0 mi NE of Willow River
County: Pine
Township/Range/Section: 45N 20W 25
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT District 1
Custodian Phone: 218-372-3671 

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Thompson Hill accessible restroom

Amenities

Class I Travel Information Center
Modern rest area with flush toilets
Tourism information counter staffed by Explore Minnesota Tourism, typically staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Spectacular views of Lake Superior and Duluth
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Pet exercise area
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
Artwork - sculpture entitled "The Gate" by artist David Schlegell
Located on the Skyline Scenic Byway
View pictures of this rest area

Facility

Highway: I-35
Milepost: 250
Traffic Direction Served: Both
Location: At Jct. of I-35 and US-2
County: Saint Louis
Township/Range/Section: 49N 15W 14
Owner: MnDOT
Operated by: MnDOT District 1
Custodian Phone: 218-723-4882
Travel Information Staff Phone: 218-723-4938

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