7 Old-School Gas Stations You Can Still Visit

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7 Old-School Gas Stations You Can Still Visit

The gas station is a dying art, one that helped shape the course of American travel over the course of the last century. Most historic gas stations are shells (pun not intended) of their former glory, reminding passers by and nostalgic souls of a bygone era.

Many old gas stations have ended up on the National Register of Historic Places, but most of those solely act as landmarks and aren’t operational.

At these seven service stations however, preservation means more than a commemorative sign. They’ve been repurposed as restaurants or museums or even still offer their original services. Here, visitors have an opportunity to interact with former roadside staples.

1. R. W. Lindholm Service Station, St. Louis, Mo. 2. Diesel, Atlanta, Ga. 3. Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas. 4. Gilmore Gas Station Starbucks, Los Angeles, Calif. 5. The Olio St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. 6. H.P. Sears Oil Museum, Rome, N.Y. 7. Billy Carter Museum, Plains, Ga.

Sarra Sedghi is Paste Food’s Assistant Editor. She can usually be found arguing about mayonnaise on Twitter.