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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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Gas station history

A wonderful place to see many, many of the items from gas stations of years ago. Gas and oil pumps, gas station give away items, toys...too many things to list them all!! FREE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A wonderful place to see many, many of the items from gas stations of years ago. Gas and oil pumps, gas station give away items, toys...too many things to list them all!! FREE - although there is a donation container. We go a few times a year as Ed is always changing things up. He knows so much about the... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I haven't seen an Amphicar in years! Many of the pumps, toys, models, etc. I grew up with. Easy access from Hwy. 45 and from the bike trail (a must!) between Three Lakes and Eagle River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice little museum with enough to keep people entertained for a while. Includes full-sized cars, gas globes, photos, and plenty more. The owner is incredibly knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. Fun for the entire family; unless you're dull and you think is history is boring.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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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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