Zillah, Washington: Teapot Dome Gas Station

Built in the 1920s as a political statement. It looks like a teapot, to remind travelers of corruption in the Warren Harding White House. Restored and moved to new location in July 2012, it's been outfitted with non-working vintage gas pumps and serves as a visitor center.

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Zillah Visitor Center

Address:
117 1st Ave., Zillah, WA
Directions:
I-82 exit 52. Drive north a half-mile on Meyers Rd, which turns into 1st Ave. The Teapot will be on the left, in a little park across from the cemetery.
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Teapot Dome Gas Station
Shaped like a large red and white teapot, the station isn't currently pumping, but it is a National Historical Landmark. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Teapot Dome service station. Teapot Dome Service Station

I'm so glad I pulled off the road to see this little gem! It's as spiffy as advertised, lovingly buffed-up with its own well-paved parking lot. I was charmed by the great care taken in preserving the original (no-longer-functional) pit toilet building original to the site.

Though the teapot was closed for the day, I could see the interior was as clean and orderly as the exterior, with a tiny pot-bellied stove on the planked wood floor and framed photo portraits of some dignitaries on the walls.

It's really encouraging to see that some wonders are being saved from ruin.

[Pegrini B, 10/02/2014]
Teapot Dome Gas Station. Teapot Dome Gas Station

So glad to see it all spiffed up. I was so excited I could have done the "I'm a Little Teapot" dance. It really worried me when it was no longer right off the exit; I though it might have been torn down. But it's so much better now! The gift shop in the Teapot has shirts, postcards, and a small selection of refreshments. Bathrooms are available as well. The directions on here are super easy to follow. Great stop, day or night! [Tevera, 09/30/2013]
Teapot Dome Gas Station. Teapot Dome Gas Station

There was a sign on I-82, but when I got off the exit I didn't know where to go to find it. Follow the road to Zillah -- it's close to the cemetery.

[Marcelle Davis, 09/02/2012]
Teapot Dome Gas Station

The move of the Teapot Dome Gas Station into the town of Zillah will be completed today. Then the re-assembly will begin and it will be turned into a visitors center.

[Eldon W, 03/20/2012]
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