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New Oklahoma travel stop boasts trucker amenities, giant cowboy hat

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This month, a new travel plaza opened in Hennessey, Oklahoma, featuring a unique roadside attraction.

Howdy’s Travel Plaza, located at 1201 N. Main off US 81 in Hennessey, celebrated its grand opening on February 25, 2023.

The travel center features a full kitchen serving barbecue, burgers, and Mexican fare, four diesel fueling lanes, DEF, a driver’s lounge, showers, laundry facilities, and truck parking.

Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the Howdy’s store is the massive cowboy hat on display outside. The cowboy hat is 24 feet by 36 feet and weighs 12,600 pounds, according to local outlet KFOR. It was created using surplus oil tanks.

Howdy’s ownership plans to build a picnic area and small dog park in the shade of the cowboy hat in the months ahead.

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