Ask anyone who has traveled through Texas and you'll likely hear a story about Buc-ee's, a mega gas station and convenience store chain. Buc-ee's has been around since 1982 in suburban Houston. In the last few years, the chain has been expanding throughout the Southern United States.

While Buc-ee's isn't in Indiana as a physical location, the chain is now visible in the Hoosier State with a billboard on I-65 south of Lafayette on the way to Indianapolis.

The billboard was spotted just south of State Road 38 reading

BUC-EES 552 Miles

The sign was spotted by a driver on the FreewayJim Facebook group. A commenter there noted that Buc-ee's has used this tactic in the past alerting drivers in Lake City, Florida to a Buc-ee's location near San Antonio, Texas, 4 states and some 1150 miles west on Interstate 10.

Doing a little Google Maps exploring concerning the I-65/Lafayette billboard, that 552 miles reference is likely directing travelers on I-65 south through Indy,  Louisville and Nashville to suburban Birmingham and a Buc-ee's in Leeds, Alabama. In fact, Lafayette, Indiana to Leeds, Alabama is 553 miles. So, it's a safe bet, the billboard is leading you to Leeds.

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Soon, Hoosiers will have an even closer Buc-ee's experience as locations are set to open in Kentucky.

Want to see what it's like inside a Buc-ees? Take a look at this tour of a Texas location:

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