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Teapot Dome Gas Station

117 First Avenue, Zillah, Washington 98953 USA

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“definite photo-op”

The Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Washington is one example of novelty architecture listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Many such novelties were constructed as roadside attractions as the national highway system in the United States expanded during the 1920s and 1930s. The Teapot Dome Service Station was built in 1922 on what later became U.S. Route 12. The building has a circular frame with a conical roof, sheet metal "handle", and a concrete "spout". The station was intended to be a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal that rocked the presidency of Warren G. Harding and sent Interior Secretary Albert Fall to prison for his role in leasing government oil reserves in, among other places, Teapot Dome, Wyoming. The unique service station continued operation as a full service gas station for some years. When Interstate 82 was constructed near Zillah, the station was relocated less than a mile down the Yakima Valley Highway. It is no longer in operation. In 2007, the town of Zillah purchased the station, and is attempting to raise money to keep it around. The town also moved the teapot to its current location.

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Reviewed by
Dana

  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 24, 2014

very cute! even has a picnic table.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
larzi

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 07, 2014

The city of zillah has turned it into a rest stop. You can take pictures, read the story behind the scandal, and even walk inside if the gift shop is open.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jaclynjef

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 08, 2017

Nice place to stop to have lunch and take a picture. There's a grocery store nearby for food.

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Reviewed by
StephanieDLewis

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 03, 2016
Rated 5.0

I lived in Zillah for many years. My Grandparents lived in Outlook and we always took the US 12 route to get there. The state was still working on that section of the I-82 so this was the only road we could travel. On several occasions we stopped in to get gas and me and my sister would go inside and pick out 10 cents worth of penny candy. I really wish I could remember the mans name that was running the gas station back in the early 80's. He was always such a wonderful man. He knew all of his regular customers. I was kind of sad when it was moved into Zillah. In the years since it's been moved from US Hwy 12/Yakima Valley Highway (US Hwy 12/Yakima Valley Highway ran parallel to I-82) into the City of Zillah, I no longer see it when we travel on I-82. If we want to see it we have to get off the Interstate and drive through the small town of Zillah, which also happens to be the town I grew up in and I went to elementary and middle school in. I really liked stopping there. I miss it. Can I have a redo of my childhood?

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Reviewed by
KatherineChilidonia

  • 13 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 14, 2016
Rated 4.0

Cool photo spot but that's it nothing is there.

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Reviewed by
Albeamy

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 09, 2015
Rated 4.0

Short drive from the interstate. It's a good spot to stretch your legs and use the public restrooms. The teapot is only open on Saturdays. There is also a neat fallen firefighter memorial in the same parking lot.

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Reviewed by
MaLewis1

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 24, 2015
Rated 5.0

Love it! Super cute and now with bathrooms!

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Teapot Dome Gas Station

117 First Avenue
Zillah, Washington
98953 USA

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