Sweet Pea's in Wheatley, Arkansas is history

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by bthomann, Jul 29, 2022.

  1. bthomann

    bthomann Medium Load Member

    Sep 26, 2020
    Several years back on this forum, Sweet Pea's truck stop in Wheatley, Arkansas
    was ranked as one of the dirtiest and filthiest truck stops out there. Fear not, past
    and present drivers. It has closed as of a few months ago. Used to be good in its time,
    I hear, but unfortunately due to bad management, it got worn out and tired.
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  3. CowboyTim

    CowboyTim Medium Load Member

    Nov 2, 2018
    Gosh, the Google reviews attest to its charm and character:

    "So bad. So so bad. Just a total dump and not even in a fun way! The showers don’t have hot water and every toothless meth head around is there playing slots and smoking Broncos (inside). Could see people walking by outside shower room through busted vent as well.....worth it for cheap diesel I guess."
  4. Warrior Pump

    Warrior Pump Light Load Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    I recall stopping there once a while ago for a 30 minute break. The place was run down. The only positive thing I had to say was that they had Brims and Golden Flake chips.
  5. silverspur

    silverspur Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2012
  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    I remember when it was a premier spot, it got bought out years ago and the new owners (foreigners) ran it to the ground.
  7. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

    Sep 11, 2012
    Pretty sure I stopped here in the middle of the night sometime within the last year...If this is the place I'm thinking of they had a little cafe inside...I was hoping to get some food as I was starving...Well I went inside and the cafe was closed and I was bummed looking around for something to eat...The Indian clerk asked me what I was looking for and I told him some food...He replied back " we don't have food...we have junk...hahaha that's what we got...junk"...I ended up going out in my truck and finding some chips and beef jerky...I came down with a cold the next day.
  8. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Could be anywhere
    The last and only time I stopped there was probably five years ago. Crappy lot, replete with numerous vermin scurrying around near the entrance of the building. The furry four-legged kind of vermin. That was enough.
  9. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    sweet stench of rotting pea soup.
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    Every State had screwball truck slops, at least when I was rollin' O.T.R.
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