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Shea's Gas Station - CLOSED

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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 3 April 2017
Hickuba
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Springfield, Illinois
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... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
dave b
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3 Apr 2017
“This attraction is closed”
15 Feb 2017
“CLOSED”
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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.
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2075 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1837
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+1 217-522-0475
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Reviewed 3 April 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.

2  Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 15 February 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 11 November 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 26 July 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 16 July 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 3 April 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 16 October 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 15 October 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 5 October 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 12 September 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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