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Clarence, Missouri: 1950s Gas Station With Dummies

An old MFA Oil service station seems operational, until you realize that all the occupants of the cars are mannequins.

Lyle Van Houten's Automotive Museum

400-414 Old 36, Clarence, MO
Lyle Van Houten's Automotive Museum. Intersection of North Shelby St. and US Hwy 6 BUS.
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1950s Gas Station With Dummies.

1950s Gas Station With Dummies

Deserted, but mildly interesting! They have cool cars, but the dummies are a bit creepy. The cemetery behind it is worth a walk through.

[Lindsey, 07/27/2022]


1950s Gas Station With Dummies

What a fun stop! It is less than a mile from Route 36. The details were amazing.

[Stefane, 08/05/2021]

Car dummies.

1950s Gas Station With Dummies

Very close to the highway -- and so totally worth a 5 minute stop. We had fun looking at the cars and all the dummies, but my kids were a little freaked out.

[Emily H., 05/07/2019]

Dummy in police car.

1950s Gas Station With Dummies

Bizarre! Well worth a drive if you are anywhere within an hour of it. You really will spend the whole time there thinking who does this? And why? I bet a night visit would be even freakier.

[Heidi, 10/17/2017]

Throwback gas station.

Throwback Gas Station

Authentic throwback to the days of yesteryear. The gas station has a nice collection of older real-world vehicles (not shiny show cars) filled with mannequins, as well as old signs covering the walls in the station office. If you are lucky to be there at the same time as the owners, you might be able to get a story or two out of them. Rumor has it, the monkeys in the taxicab are from the Barnum and Bailey circus.

[Arbitrary Photography - Dan Berg, 03/14/2017]

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