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Northwoods Petroleum Museum

Highway 45 & 32, Three Lakes, WI 54562
715-617-0566
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Over 3,000 items on display (including pumps, signs, globes, cars, etc.) from over 100 years of petroleum history. The museum is amazing and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Glencoe, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Not sure if you will find another collection like this one anywhere else. Tastefully assembled and friendly owners. Definitely will take you back in time with some great days gone by memories. Very well done.

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Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We too have driven by this place for years and finally stopped. It is much bigger than you expect from looking at it outside. The owner is pleasant and entertaining. It is right on the Three Eagle bike trail. I would suggest that he sell drinks and he would make some $ for all those who 'pass by'.

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Peoria, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

Stopped by today after Three Lakes Winery. Well worth the stop. Much more extensive than we would have guessed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is a wonderful museum to visit if you drive a car...you don't have to be a car buff, just like to see things from your past and get a thrill from that. This is a much larger museum than you think when you see if from the road. It is really huge. You will have a great time. My... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

What an interesting museum. Everything in the museum is the private collection of the owner, and he was very happy to show us around. The space is beautiful and open, with lots of light and fresh air. Everything is neatly arranged and labeled. I felt like I was seeing a slice of American history that I had no idea existed!

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