Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Safety Rest Areas: Colorado County Westbound

(Reconstructed facility opened in 2000)
Colorado County Eastbound is the partner for Colorado County Westbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables

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Interpretive displays inside lobby area
Ceramic mural under the "bridge" projects a phantom image of a continuous bridge over I-10
Visitors can drive through the facility under the "bridge"
The two rest areas align to each other over Interstate 10, as if parts of a "phantom" bridge
spacer View of the pair of Colorado County Safety Rest Areas over Interstate 10
View of the pair of Colorado County Safety Rest Areas over Interstate 10


  • IH 10 - Westbound, approximately 4.5 miles west of Columbus, between Houston and San Antonio
  • Latitude = 29.6935 Longitude = -96.607
  • Milepost: 692


  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Picnic Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Vending Machines
  • Family/Assisted Restroom



    • Located on existing rest area sites. Reconstruction completed in year 2000
    • Situated in perfect alignment across Interstate 10, the design with its colorful murals on the ceilings depicts an imaginary highway bridge projected over the Interstate
    • Recycling and Recycled Products Program Displays
    • A number of Victoria-era homes are open to the public in the nearby town of Columbus during the Magnolia Homes Tours the third weekend in May. The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge hosts a festival every October