Shamrock, Texas: Tower Service Station and U-Drop Inn

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Address:
102 E. 12th St., Shamrock, TX
Directions:
I-40 exit 163, then south on US 83 for four blocks. On the left, at the corner of US 83/Main St. and 12th St./Old Route 66.
Hours:
Lit at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
806-256-2501
RA Rates:
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Conoco building.

Tower Service Station and U-Drop Inn

Art Deco gas station and cafe from 1936 has been preserved as a tourism office. "The Taj Mahal of Texas."

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/05/2019]

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Tower Service Station and U-Drop Inn

Very pleasant and clean gift shop and restrooms. The shop attendant told us they were planning on re-opening a functioning cafe later this year! For now, the cafe section is for display only, but you can sit in the booths and walk behind the counter for a photo.

[Reba, 05/12/2021]

Elvis booth.

Tower Service Station and U-Drop Inn

The booth where Elvis Presley sat and dined at the U-Drop Inn in the 1960s is enshrined inside the station.

[Sharon, 03/15/2021]
Conoco Tower Tesla Station

The Conoco Tower is in great shape -- but I really was surprised by the multiple Tesla charging stations around back.

[Rick Kincaid, 06/18/2017]

Conoco building.

Conoco Tower - Route 66 Art Deco

Very slick building. There's an identical one in the Pixar movie Cars (Ramones).

[Jesse, 05/26/2014]

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