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Shea's Gas Station - CLOSED

2075 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1837
+1 217-522-0475
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They have sold the property and had an auction. they are no longer open for visitors. There are... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
Springfield, Illinois

Unfortunately owner passed away and the station was sold along with belongings. :-( The person... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Rochester, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
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2075 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1837
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

They have sold the property and had an auction. they are no longer open for visitors. There are many other attractions for the route 66 travelers to see.

1  Thank Hickuba
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Unfortunately owner passed away and the station was sold along with belongings. :-( The person who bought some of the items is hoping someday to make it another Rt 66 attraction

Thank namickey
Reviewed November 11, 2016

No need to stop here. It is fenced off an no longer is an active tourist place :-( We were doing a Route 66 drive and this was on our list. Pretty much bummed out.

Thank kokomo27
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.

3  Thank Doug M
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.

Thank Gary A
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.

Thank Kari H
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...More

Thank dave b
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.

Thank partygirlhe
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.

Thank janbsn
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.

1  Thank blackpoolfan52
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