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Evansville, Indiana: Retro Sign Collection

A now-closed roadside cafe filled its parking lot with what appear to be restored vintage roadside signs: gas stations, restaurants, etc.

Wilson's General Store and Cafe

11120 Broadway Rd, Evansville, IN
Wilson's General Store and Cafe. Miles west of town. From downtown Evansville drive west on Hwy 62 for 10.5 miles. Turn left onto W. Franklin Rd, then immediately left again onto Broadway Rd. You'll see the sign collection ahead on the left.
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Retro Sign Collection

Easy parking. The restaurant is closed, permanently. No trespassing, but you can get close enough to see all the signs. The owner happened to be there when I stopped by, so I had a long talk with him. Very nice guy.

[Dave, 06/30/2023]
Retro Sign Collection

Closed permanently.

[Marietta Miller, 06/10/2023]

Vintage signs.

Retro Sign Collection

Completely cool roadside attraction (inside cafe no longer open) - stop by even if they're not open...plenty to see!

[Stephen Francia, 07/09/2020]
Collection of Roadside Signs

They are closed down and there are "No Trespassing" signs out. Too bad because from the outside it looked pretty cool.

[Rusty Campbell, 10/19/2019]


Wilson's General Store and Cafe Vintage Sign Collection

A traveling companion and I happened upon Wilson's General Store and Cafe by accident. We were drawn to its robust collection of vintage and antique roadside signs, arranged haphazardly. The signs outdoors are numerous and include painted, neon, and fiberglass varieties from long-defunct eateries and other establishments. There is even an old billboard advertising Howard Hughes' movie "The Outlaw." Colonel Sanders is also represented.

[Faye Travis, 05/04/2015]

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