Ox Yoke Innterstate restaurant closes after 14 years of business
Leichsenring family continues to operate the original Ox Yoke Inn in Amana
After 14 years of business on Interstate 80, the Leichsenring family has closed the Ox Yoke Innterstate restaurant.
A message posted on the Ox Yoke Inn website indicates that the Leichsenring family has been negotiating with a possible new owner, but no decisions have been made. The restaurant is located at Exit 225 on I-80.
The Leichsenring family continues to operate the original Ox Yoke Inn at 4420 220th Trail in Amana. The restaurant, located in what was a former Amana communal kitchen, will be celebrating its 74th year in business in 2014.
The Ox Yoke Innterstate was located on the same exit as the separately-owned and operated Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort. Located in the Clarion Inn, Wasserbahn was closed indefinitely this fall after the hotel's owner withdrew an appeal of a Johnson County Public Health closure order issued in June.The Wasserbahn, with tube slides, a 160-gallon bucket dump, geysers and a floating log walk, was a popular destination for families.