Arlington Heights, Illinois: Grandt's Rocket (Gone)

No space travel or ballistic exchange in mind... it was a large, fireworks-style rocket, perched atop the overhang of a gas station.

Directions:
On the north side of US Hwy 14/E. Northwest Hwy, between E. Kensington Rd and N. Belmont Ave.
Hours:
2021: Owners retired.
Status:
Gone

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Grandt's Rocket

Sadly, Grandt's Rocket has been removed. The owners of the gas station where it was on display retired on 12/31/20, after 60 years in business, and took the rocket with them.

[Matt Alban, 02/04/2021]

The town bought the land to expand a local park. It also bought the rocket -- which was built in the 1960s out of oil drums -- and has said it eventually wants to display it.

Grandt's Shell.

Grandt's Rocket

This big rocket sits on top of Grandt's Shell Service Station in Arlington Heights.

[Vinny Gragg, 07/25/2013]

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