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Address: Highway 45 & 32, Three Lakes, WI 54562
Phone Number: 715-617-0566
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Description: Over 3,000 items on display (including pumps, signs, globes, cars, etc...
Over 3,000 items on display (including pumps, signs, globes, cars, etc.) from over 100 years of petroleum history. The museum is amazing and impeccably organized! The owner, Jake, is very knowledgable, having owned several gas stations for 30+ years.
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Great little museum

If you want to see some history about gas stations and oil companies and see a lot of memorabilia, this is a place to go to. The price is right, free but donations are accepted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Ray K
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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you want to see some history about gas stations and oil companies and see a lot of memorabilia, this is a place to go to. The price is right, free but donations are accepted. The owner is very friendly and has a lot of stories to tell. Depending on your interest you can see this in an hour or... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A must-stop for anyone interested at all in old cars and the stuff that goes with it! Phenomenal, the amount of interesting things here. Nicely displayed. Everyone, car buff or not, will find something interesting here.

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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

No charge...donations accepted and well worth a donation. The owner has collected tons of gas and oil memorbelia. Always changing it up too!!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I can’t say enough nice things about this museum. It was really nice and my wife who usually has no interest in this type of thing seemed to enjoy it. I don’t know how long we were there but I expected for us to be in and out in less than 15 minutes, we spent way longer than that looking... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited on a rainy day. Like the other reviewers, we had driven by for years. What a treasure! Fascinating and really nicely done displays of classic car and gas station culture. (I work at a large museum and know the work that goes into a good display). The owner is just delightful and welcoming. Will please everyone, not just... More 

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Three Lakes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Great little museum for anyone interested in the history of petroleum and the gas industry. Friendly owner. And it is Free.

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Glencoe, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have visited this very well put together and interesting museum on several occasions. You can walk from the center of town or bike there as it lies along the bike path. The gentleman who owns and runs the museum does it because it is his passion and it shows. Well worth the visit.

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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went to the museum while they were hosting the annual car show outside. Its a fun thing to do fo 45 minutes to an hour. Mostly a guy thing so would leave the ladies at home unless they are into old gas station items.

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Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

You can reach this museum via the 3 Eagles bike trail or by car. It is a wonderful collection privately collected and impeccably displayed by Ed, a local resident and auto historian. Even if you think you are not interested in cars or petrol memorabilia, you will be amazed by this collection and will find at least 3 items that... More 

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Marion, Iowa, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Quite a collection of old petroleum related "stuff" gathered by the owner over the years. He had many stories to tell. He noted that one recent visitor said he would bring his grandson back. He suggested he should bring his father and grandfather! I agree. Much fascinating historical stuff.

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