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Address: 2075 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1837
Phone Number: 217-522-0475
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This wonderful private museum, owned by the Shea family, is loaded with gas...

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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The end of era

We visited Shea’s gas station in early June 2015 on a route 66 bus tour. Sadly it was closed and surrounded by barriers. There were notices on the barriers with a date set for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This site has been closed and dismantled since the death of the owner. Some of the memorabilia has been shifted to Fulgenzi's around the corner on Sangamon Avenue across from the state fair grounds.

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Newcastle upon tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Passed here a few years ago while travelling route 66 and since then the place has been cleared and items possible sold off. Shame really but building still there and looks good.

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Thank Gary A
Galesburg, Illinois
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Just the shell of a white building with a fence around it. Very disappointing that this couldn't have been preserved.

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Thank Kari H
govilon
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We visited Shea’s gas station in early June 2015 on a route 66 bus tour. Sadly it was closed and surrounded by barriers. There were notices on the barriers with a date set for everything to be sold at auction. Sadly we were probably one of the last tours to see it .

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Thank dave b
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

They were closed when we go there so I don't know if there's a lot more when they're open. Good photo op for the Route 66 traveler.

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Thank partygirlhe
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It's a mess of junk behind a chain link fence. It may have been quite notable at one time, but right now it is just an eyesore. Such a shame.

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Thank janbsn
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of our must see attractions on our Route 66 trip. Was just what we expected, well worth looking out for, the only thing that spoiled it was that it was fenced off so you couldn't get very close to the memorabilia.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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Thank jack96
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, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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