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Address: 2075 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1837
Phone Number: +1 217-522-0475
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This wonderful private museum, owned by the Shea family, is loaded with gas...

This wonderful private museum, owned by the Shea family, is loaded with gas station and oil company collectibles and is an internationally renowned, must-see Route 66 landmark.

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The end of era

We visited Shea’s gas station in early June 2015 on a route 66 bus tour. Sadly it was closed and surrounded by barriers. There were notices on the barriers with a date set for... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No need to stop here. It is fenced off an no longer is an active tourist place :-( We were doing a Route 66 drive and this was on our list. Pretty much bummed out.

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Thank kokomo27
Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This site has been closed and dismantled since the death of the owner. Some of the memorabilia has been shifted to Fulgenzi's around the corner on Sangamon Avenue across from the state fair grounds.

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3 Thank Doug M
Newcastle upon tyne
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126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Passed here a few years ago while travelling route 66 and since then the place has been cleared and items possible sold off. Shame really but building still there and looks good.

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Thank Gary A
Galesburg, Illinois
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Just the shell of a white building with a fence around it. Very disappointing that this couldn't have been preserved.

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Thank Kari H
govilon
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We visited Shea’s gas station in early June 2015 on a route 66 bus tour. Sadly it was closed and surrounded by barriers. There were notices on the barriers with a date set for everything to be sold at auction. Sadly we were probably one of the last tours to see it .

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Thank dave b
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

They were closed when we go there so I don't know if there's a lot more when they're open. Good photo op for the Route 66 traveler.

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Thank partygirlhe
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

It's a mess of junk behind a chain link fence. It may have been quite notable at one time, but right now it is just an eyesore. Such a shame.

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Thank janbsn
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

One of our must see attractions on our Route 66 trip. Was just what we expected, well worth looking out for, the only thing that spoiled it was that it was fenced off so you couldn't get very close to the memorabilia.

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Springfield, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

You might be able to buy it. Mr Shea collected a lot of motor and gasoline items and ran this until his death. I believe his family would like to sell it.

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Thank jack96
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

This is just a colorful corner spot junk yard. We drove by hoping we could walk inside and look at the "junk" but it wasn't even opened and we were literally only there for 3 minutes, took a few pictures and left. Really nothing special and not worth the turn off the expressway to check it out.

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