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Address: 2075 Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-522-0475
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Description: This wonderful private museum, owned by the Shea family, is loaded with...
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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Now being run we understand by the late Mr Shea's son, the garage is fenced off and only can be properly viewed by prior appointment. Looks rather run down and dirty which is a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
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Springfield, Illinois
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73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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farnham
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123 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Now being run we understand by the late Mr Shea's son, the garage is fenced off and only can be properly viewed by prior appointment. Looks rather run down and dirty which is a shame for such an iconic Route 66 marker.

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Cantrall, IL
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a unique collection of road signs and related Route 66 era memorabilia... This has to be one of a kind. It could take a couple hours to walk around and view all of the many unique items here....

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Drove by, planned to stop....all behind chain link...oh well! I guess one could stand outside and look in, but....someone needs to buy it sell and move it!

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I would NOT recommend that anyone spend even one dollar of their gas toward driving by and seeing this NOTHING of an attraction. I would also recommend that the city of Springfield reconsider calling this place a recommended site for tourist. To recommend or even acknowledge this place as a tourist site takes away any and all credibility of their... More 

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Missouri
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136 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sincde death of owner, the museum has been closed. You can see interesting outside items through the chain link fence, but hope someone takes it over and re-opens so inside exhibits can be enjoyed again.

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LEJ45
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's more of a junk yard, than a stop. There are some neat "Mother Road" related pieces (i.e. old signs, car parts, gas pumps), but it nothing worth more than a drive by. There are much cooler Route 66 stops elsewhere, but still, why not?

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St. Louis MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Been there twice and it wasn't open either time. I give up.supposed to be open till noon, we were there at 9 am.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

this is a great old route garage with loads of old cars and stuff. It was closed when we got there but we still got loads of good pic

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Address: 2075 Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-522-0475
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield

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