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Columbia, South Carolina: Obama Gas Station

Opened in 2011. A picture of president Obama is part of its sign, and it sells everything from beer to naughty DVDs. Locals believe it's a lucky place to buy lottery tickets.

5831 N. Main St., Columbia, SC
North edge of the the city. I-20 exit 71. Drive south on US Hwy 21 for about 1.5 miles. You'll see the Obama Station on the right, at the stoplight intersection of Prescott Rd.
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Obama Gas.

Obama Gas Station

Not much to see except the sign. No bathrooms.

[Luella, 05/07/2022]

Obama Gas.

Obama Gas Station

On the north side of Columbia.

[Beth Fortkamp, 05/31/2017]

Named after the 44th U.S. President in 2011, Obama Gas pumps on during subsequent administrations, part of the Obama legacy.

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