1930 Gas Station.

1930 Gas Station

Field review by the editors.

Baxter Springs, Kansas

In what has become a common sight along the Mother Road, an old gas station has been restored to an approximation of its former appearance -- but, like a cruel mirage, the gas pumps provide no gas. Perhaps this won't matter in the future when we're all driving solar-powered electric cars, but for now it can be a little frustrating.

1930 Gas Station.

This particular former fuel stop was once the Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station, built in 1930 in the then-popular style of a small house. It was restored in 2020 and now serves as the Baxter Springs Visitor Center, one of the few Route 66 stops along its brief mileage in Kansas. If you visit, someone there can point you to the nearest real gas station, which is thankfully just up the road.

1930 Gas Station

940 Military Ave., Baxter Springs, KS
In town, on the northeast corner of Route 66/Military Ave. and E. 10th St.
Tu-Sa 10-4:30, Su 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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