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  1. Fisogni Museum - Italian automotive & gasoline marketing museum, plus an extensive online resource, Via Tirano, 18, 20030 Palazzolo Milanese di Paderno Dugnano, Italy, Ph. +39-2-990941 - Fax +39-2-99094206,
  2. Wijnakker Automobielen - Zeeland, Holland, Classic gas pumps featured with classic cars in an auto showroom
  3. Hemmings Motor News - authentically restored 1940s Sunoco station in Bennington, Vermont near their offices. It is an operable station that sells gas, call: 1-800-227-4373
  4. Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., National Museum of American History, "Oil from the Arctic" display, featuring memorabilia of the Alaska oil exploration and a group of marketing collectibles from the companies involved, info: (202) 357-2058
  5. Mayor Gary's Garage - Port Republic, New Jersey. 1931 Mobilgas station and Model A Ford showroom. Open for tours. Appointments are required. (609)652-0366 or email
  6. H.P. Sears Oil Station - 201 North George Street, Rome, New York. Restored 1929 station. Call Pat Corbett @ 315-336-0527
  7. Museum of Automobile History - Syracuse, N.Y., fantastic display of automobilia through the years, info: (315) 478-CARS
  8. Quality Oil Co. Shell - restored unique shell-shaped Shell station at Sprague and Peachtree Streets in Winston-Salem N.C. thanks to Preservation North Carolina
  9. Gulf Oil, Quincy, Florida - Restored station with gas pumps and memorabilia on display inside.
  10. Westbrook's Esso - Kingwood, WV., restored station with visible pumps
  11. Oil and Gas Museum, Parkersburg, WV., 119 Third Street, 304-485-5446 or 304-428-8015, email: David McKain
  12. Drake Well Museum - Titusville, PA  (814) 827-2797
  13. McKinley Museum - Canton, Ohio, Presidential museum has a reproduced a 1929 gas station on a "Street of Shops"
  14. MD Garage - Boston, Ohio, restored by the National Park Service with Pure Oil signage as a historic part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
  15. Carrol Hook Collectibles - Portsmouth, Ohio, petroleum and Chevrolet memorabilia display and sales, info: (614) 353-1957
  16. Gulf Oil gas station - Tazewell, Tennessee. Restored station located on Old Route 25E.
  17. B/A station & museum - Newtonville, Ontario, finding a new life as an auction house, this 1950s B/A displays the owners impressive B/A Gas petroliana collection
  18. Oil Museum of Canada - Oil Springs, Ontario. The Museum is located where James Miller Williams dug the first commercial oil well in 1858. Drilling rigs, petroleum industry artifacts
  19. Petrolia Discovery - Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. A field comprising of 60 acres has been set aside as a living museum, a major historic, recreational and educational exhibit
  20. Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village - 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, P.O. Box 1970, Dearborn, MI 48121-1970, call: 313- 271-1620
  21. Gilmore Car Museum Includes a reproduction 1930s Shell gas station complete with original signs, pumps and equipment, 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060, (269) 671-5089, open May-October
  22. Red Crown Mini-Museum - located at the corner of 6th and South Streets in downtown Lafayette, Indiana
  23. Community Memories - operated by Charles Whitworth in Jeffersonville, IN, Call: (812) 282-4595
  24. Trump's Texaco Museum, Knightstown, Indiana - Bruce Trump's restored 1950s Texaco station, 39 N Washington St. at Brown St., (765) 345-7135
  25. Shylers Restaurant, Evansville, Indiana - Decorated with gas pumps and signs. East of Hwy 41 on Lloyd Expressway to Green River Road then south 1 mile.
  26. Northwoods Petroleum Museum in Northwoods of Three Lakes Wisconsin. Limited hours, call first 715 617 0566
  27. Double T Qwik Stop - Merrillan, Wisconsin, Dennis Myher's 1930s replica Conoco station next to modern station
  28. Zunker's Antique Car Museum< - 3722 MacArthur Dr., Manitowoc, WI 54220, call: 414-684-4005, (includes gas station display)
  29. Martin's General Store Museum - Millburn, Illinois, history museum of general store and gasoline merchant
  30. "Pop" Johnson's Conoco station, Pontiac, Illinois - restored 1920s octagonal metal building moved to Thresherman's Park, on Rt. 23, 3 mi. N of I-55, near Arco Pipeline tank farm
  31. Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL, Antique auto museum and antque mall with gas station display with visible pumps
  32. Shea's 66 Museum, Springfield, IL., Extensive private collection of gas station and Route 66 memorabilia by a lifetime local Texaco dealer. I-55 exit north Bus Rte 55, then right on Grand, left on 9th. 2075 Peoria Rd. (217) 522-0475
  33. Mid America Motorworks - Effingham, IL Corvette parts and accessories maker has an early station as a photo backdrop
  34. Ray's Auto - 404 E. Hawley, Mundelein, IL 60060, currently in use as Jim Bauersmith's auto repair shop
  35. Soulsby's Shell - Rte. 66, Mount Olive, Ill., auctioned off, but maybe someday will be back
  36. Shell History Museum - operated by employees of Shell Wood River Refinery in Roxana, IL, usually open Wed-Thurs 10-4, call: 618-255-3718
  37. Arkansas Museum of Natural History, Oil & Brine Museum, 3853 Smackover Highway, Smackover, AR (870) 725-2877
  38. Bo's Hollow - Salem, Mo. Gas up at working MS-80 gas pumps in this old time station near Montauk State Park.
  39. The Big Pump gas station, on property owned by the Tri-County Historical & Museum Society of King City, MO.
  40. Red Oak II - Carthage, Mo. restored Phillips 66 station in an historic village
  41. The Filling Station - 305 E. 35th St., Davenport, Iowa, Pat Quail's restaurant and collectibles display
  42. Old Phillips Station, Creston Iowa on the West edge of town on Hwy 34. Frank Phillips was born here. Open part time as a visitors center
  43. Restored Phillips 66 station/museum, Massena, Iowa located north of the north edge of their downtown area.
  44. Winterset, Iowa. Texaco station restored for the set of the movie "Bridges of Madison County," now revamped as an Internet service provider's office. The pumps and building are still there, but the rest of the gas memorabilia items are gone.
  45. Oil Rig Museum - International Petroleum Museum & Exposition, Morgan City, Louisiana
  46. Caddo-Pine Island Oil and Historical Museum - Oil City, Louisiana
  47. Kansas Oil Museum and Butler County Historical Society - El Dorado, KS
  48. Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame and Museum - 5944 10th Street, Great Bend, Kansas, production to refining exhibits
  49. Oil Patch Museum - 1-70 and US 281, Russell, Kansas, oil production & early equipment,  Russell County Historical Society (785) 483-3637
  50. Spudder Restaurant -6536 E. 50th St, Tulsa, OK, nice "dinner-only" eatery extensively decorated with oil company signs, globes and memorabilia, 918-665-1416
  51. Healdton Oil Museum -  315 East Main St., Healdton, OK (405) 229-0317
  52. Marland Mansion and Estate - 901 Monument Rd., Ponca City, OK, (800) 422-8340
  53. Woolaroc - Phillips Family and Oklahoma "Oil Patch" museums, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  54. Houston Museum of Natural Science, Wiess Energy Hall - One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX (713) 639- 4600
  55. Shell Headquarters - Shell museum on the first floor of One Shell Plaza in downtown Houston, TX
  56. Shell Museum at the Deer Park Refinery -Deer Park, TX (east of Houston).
  57. Petrified Wood Texaco Station - Decatur, Texas. Legendary station still attracting travelers with a cafe next door.
  58. Ocean Star, Offshore Energy Center - Texas offshore rig converted to a museum, Galveston's Pier 19, Harborside Drive at 20th St.
  59. Texas Pride Barbecue - Adkins, Texas, near San Antonio, restaurant featuring a recreated 1940 gas station country store
  60. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum - Canyon, Texas, 1020s oil field and gas station exhibits
  61. Sinclair Station - Snyder, TX, a restored 1930s era station (Located about halfway between Abilene and Lubbock Texas on Hwy 84 and Hwy 180 that travels directly past the station in an East-West direction. I-20 is about 26 miles to the south of Snyder.)
  62. Tower Conoco on Route 66 - Shamrock, Texas, being restored to 1930s grandeur to serve as a Chamber of Commerce & Tourism center
  63. Larry Lawrence's Antiques, Cars, & Parts - Mt. Pleasant, TX, East 1-30, Exit #165 - Service Road 903-572-2589
  64. Texas Energy Museum - 600 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, call: 409-833-5100
  65. East Texas Oil Museum - Kilgore, Texas, full scale oil boomtown exhibits
  66. Edgewood Heritage Park - Edgewood, Texas, restored village
  67. Poppy's Antique Mall and Museum, Tye, (Abilene), Texas, operated by Leo and Dodie Smith 915-692-7755
  68. Permian Basin Petroleum Museum - Midland, from the formation of oil, its exploration, geology, pipelining, marketing and refining to the economic and political impact of the industry, (915) 683-4403
  69. Central Texas Oil Patch Museum - Luling, Texas, tracing its roots as a cradle of petro history,
  70. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum - Canyon, Texas, 1920s oil rigs and gas station
  71. Shoemakers Truck Stop West - Lincoln, Nebraska. Restaraunt/store is filled with petroliana. They probably have about 30 gas pumps, including a Tokheim 850, Wayne 492, Fry 117, Wayne 60, Dayton 50, Hawyeye-Dart and more. There are alos a lot of signs and globes. 4800 West O Street
  72. Motion Unlimited Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota, operated by Bill and Peggy Napoli info: 605-348-7373
  73. Shell Canada - 3rd St & 4th Ave.S.W., downtown Calgary, email: there is also an oil history museum in Calgary at Heritage Park
  74. "Little Conoco on the Prairie" 1930 Replica Station - Adams County Historical Society, Brighton, Colorado (Denver area) 303-659-7103
  75. "It's A Gas" - display at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV, call Vikki Ford at: 702-345-1511
  76. Old timber & stone gas station - Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.
  77. Shoup Store - Shoup, Idaho. Vintage visible pumps still in daily operation.
  78. Teapot Dome Station - Zillah, WA, teapot shaped 1922 station restored and still pumping gas
  79. Signal Gas Station - Portland, OR, restored with public grant funding
  80. Flying A station - Gladstone, Oregon, restored for possible retail use.
  81. Santa Paula Union Oil Museum - the original California home of Union Oil Company, videos, working models, games, and displays. The historic company offices have been restored to the appearance of 1890.
  82. The Filling Station Restaurant - Orange, California. 201 N. Glassell St. at Maple. In a vintage Richfield station with old gas pumps on display.
  83. Justice Brothers Racing Museum - Over 50 restored gas pumps are on display (all types) at the racing museum. In addition over 200 globes are displayed throughtout the facility. The museum is located on historic Route 66. 2734 E. Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010 626-359-9174
  84. Peterson Automotive Museum - 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., automotive displays and streetscapes including a 1930 Richfield gas station and a display of restored gas pumps, 213-930-CARS
  85. West Kern Oil Museum - Taft, Calif. (805) 765-6664
  86. AG Museum - Merced, Calif. gas pumps, signs, currently restoring a 1918 gas station, 4498 E. HWY 140 (the main road to Yosemite Nat'l Park,


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