Whiteland, Indiana: Garden of Gas Station Signs

36 free-standing signs set on 18-foot-tall poles, collected by Alan Ray Whitaker, who's only been at it since 2013. Signs range in age from 1934 to 1961. Bonus: Roto-sphere!

Address:
649 Brewer St., Whiteland, IN
Directions:
From US Hwy 31 turn east at the stoplight onto Whiteland Rd. Cross the train tracks and make an immediate left onto N. Front St. Drive one block. Turn right onto Brewer St. Drive one block. You'll see the signs on the right.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Garden of Gas Station Signs

Wow, what a sight! Collector Alan Whitaker has amassed an amazing array of 50-plus oval gas station signs in the side yard of his shop. He saw me walking around in awe and invited me in to see his "indoor" collection of dozens of additional gas station signs, gas pump globes, a few pinball machines, and dozens of neon clocks! What dedication he has to keeping this stuff in great, running condition. All I could say as I walked out was, "Thank you."

[Tim O'Brien, 12/26/2020]

Garden of gas signs.

Garden of Gas Station Signs

Great place to stop and stretch. Only a couple minutes off I-65. The owners have recently put up a cool swirling colored mechanism in the center. Enjoy!

[David H, 07/05/2020]

That's a Roto-Sphere, a space age rotating neon sign from the 1960s. Few still turn, but this one still works.

Gas station signs.

Garden of Gas Station Signs

Collection of large gas station signs.

[Samantha, 09/24/2018]
Garden of Gas Station Signs

Ray was out on the road but Shawn happened to be there. He told us all about the signs and the plans for the site. A very knowledgeable guy! Great place to stretch our legs and take some photos with the signs in the background.

[EdSled Adventures, 07/23/2016]

Garden of Gas Station Signs.

Garden of Gas Station Signs

So cool!

[Rachel, 07/14/2015]

Ray Whitaker plans to move an old gas station to the middle of his collection of vintage signs.


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