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The 1921 Standard Oil Station is a great look at old school history of the gas stations that were... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Julian P
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High Point
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The sign doesn't lie!

We like taking our kid to "old-timey" stuff and this fit the bill. There's not much to do here, but... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
KarenE35
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Champaign, Illinois
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I-65 exit 26, East corner of 7th Ave and College St; 36°59'43.8N 86°26'19.6W, Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very disappointed. From the reviews I read, we expected to see a restored 1920s service station. Really looked forward to a bit of history. What you see is on my attached photo; that's it! BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! I can't believe the reviews others left???? ALL YOU...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need to reserve a lot of time here but it is interesting to see. It's wonderful that the city chose to preserve this bit of history rather than tearing it down.

Thank thebandteacher
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Couln't tell you when is was originally built (1930s maybe, give or take) but sat neglected for years until it was restored. Nice place to take some pictures of something from days gone by

Thank Byron K
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I'm sure this is an important spot for locals, but otherwise nothing. Every town has an old gas station, and likely much better than this one

1  Thank cairnhowff
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

The 1921 Standard Oil Station is a great look at old school history of the gas stations that were in use many ,many , many decades ago around the country .

Thank Julian P
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a cool little thing to see, but do not make it a trip unto itself. Make sure you are doing something in the area, and then walk over to see it. It is in the corner of a nice park. The station is...More

1  Thank DJRogan70
Reviewed April 7, 2018

The very first Standard Oil station. Be sure to stop and read the history on the station. Nicely remodeled for public restrooms and right next to a small park. Check out the gas prices on the pump - oh to have those again!

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We like taking our kid to "old-timey" stuff and this fit the bill. There's not much to do here, but it wasn't far out of the way. It's attached to a park, so there's plenty of parking across the green. We played with the air...More

1  Thank KarenE35
Reviewed January 21, 2018

A little taste of old-time Bowling Green in the downtown area. If you're art-gallery hopping, or visiting the park or ball park, might as well check it out!

Thank EJISK
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I enjoyed seeing this. It is a blast from the past and free. This is right in the downtown area of Bowling Green.

Thank limila
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Sandra K
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There are no tours or anything. Its just an old building restored that you can take pictures of. That's all
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