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Shea's Gas Station

2075 Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL
217-522-0475
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Ranked #17 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This wonderful private museum, owned by the Shea family, is loaded with gas station and oil company collectibles and is an internationally renowned,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We drove to find this place and it was closed ,so we just looked trough the gate . Its a cool place to take pictures if only we could have gone inn ,so make sure you call before you head out there .

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Turnhout, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

When we were here this place was closed, too bad that it's closed most of the time due to health issues of the original owner but it's still a sight to see and take pictures!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
53 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a former gas station that houses the private collection of Bill Shea, who used to operate a Texaco station on the site. It occupies two buildings - with the other a former 1920s Phillips 66 station that was moved to the location from elsewhere in Illinois. Although opening hours are apparently now erratic, I was lucky on a... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Step back in time with original advertising signage and memorabilia. We loved having the original owners son give us such a tour! The guest book has people from Germany coming just to visit this very spot!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were there before it opened so could not get in, but we were able to see enough through the fence to suggest it to anyone visiting Springfield

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Lafayette, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Unfortunately we went on a Saturday morning and it was closed. It's fenced in, so we were still able to see the building and all of the great and old vintage signs. It has so much character!

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NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

great place...Bill's son gave us a great tour! What a fun time we had..took alot of pics...would definitely go back again next time were in the area.

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chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

our second visit to this place.if you are into route 66 this is the place to stop.for $3.00 you can spend as much time as you want wondering the property and inside the station.bill jr takes pride telling stories of his dad who is called the father of route 66! a must stop on your trip.

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Watervliet
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

One of the must stops on Route 66. We got to meet Bill Shea and see his collection last year when doing Route 66 with a group of friends. He had some good stories and an interesting collection of stuff. Also met his son and grandson who hopefully can keep the place going. Sad to see other reviews saying Bill... More

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Bourbon, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is an unbelievable place. A collection of 60 years. I had heard it was closed as the owner recently went into nursing home. The son is hoping to keep it as well as the stories going. Call to set up a time to tour this place. He is usually there til noon on Saturday. We were in awe at... More

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