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Cawker City, Kansas: Mini-Motel in 1930s Gas Station

The town's little 1930s gas station, recreated in 2016 and opened as a mini-motel. Maximum occupancy: 4. The owners have also converted a Red Crown down the street for 3 guests.

Old Station Inn

Wisconsin St., Cawker City, KS
Old Station Inn. Downtown. On the north side of US Hwy 24/Wisconsin St., across from the giant twine ball.
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Red Crown Gas Station.

Mini-Motel in 1930s Gas Station

Waconda Springs operates several rentals, two of which are antique gas stations. The Red Crown Inn is a converted '30s gas station that sleeps three. We even plugged in our hybrid electric car here! Really nice inside, affordable, and most importantly: a five minute walk to the world's largest ball of twine!

[Kent Hayward, 07/06/2021]

Old Station Inn.

KT Gas Station

Cawker City has a new attraction -- well, maybe not new, but certainly worth a look. Just across the street from the giant ball of twine is a renovated old gas station made to look like a KT Oil Gasoline station, complete with three visible gas pumps, metal chairs to burn your tush in the summer, and an oil dispenser. It isn't really a gas station now, but rather a small hotel!

[S Brian Berkun, 09/25/2016]

The Old Station Inn opened in 2016. It has two full-size beds, a kitchenette, and a shower. May 2017: Photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Largest Ball of TwineWorld's Largest Ball of Twine, Cawker City, KS - < 1 mi.
Eyegore's Curiosities and Monster MuseumEyegore's Curiosities and Monster Museum, Cawker City, KS - < 1 mi.
Tiny ChurchTiny Church, Glen Elder, KS - 7 mi.
In the region:
That "Grow a Beard, Abe!" Town, Delphos, KS - 39 mi.

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