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7 of the Coolest Gas Stations in the World

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These gas stations probably don’t look like the ones you visit each week but that’s what makes them so cool! Check out some of the stations we think are pretty unique and amazing.

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Helios House

Photo Source: : Brian Collins [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons]

Located in Los Angeles, California, Helios House is “green” and the first LEED-certified gas station This environmentally-conscious station is not only cool because of its sustainability but because it’s architecture is really amazing.

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Hollow Mountain

Photo Source: By Famartin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons]

Stop for gas at the Hollow Mountain station in Hanksville, Utah and you’ll be treated to a rare sight. The station’s convenience store is INSIDE a mountain!

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Alzu Petroport

Photo Source: Sun Rowe Photography via Alzu Petroport

What’s the last thing you’d expect to see at a gas station? If you guessed RHINOCEROS, you’d be right at any station except the Alzu Petroport in South Africa. Stop by for gas and get so much more!

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Pops Restaurant

Photo Source: Carol M. Highsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Would you stop if you drove by a 66-foot soda bottle? Well…we would! The amazing canopy adds to the allure as does the prospect of having over 700 soda pop options to choose from. Our tip: if you are passing through Arcadia, Oklahoma, drive by at night for the best view!

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McClean’s Bar and Petrol Station

Photo Source: flickr (withUibelong)

It’s a bar! No, wait. It’s a gas station! No, wait. It’s both! Enjoy a pint while you pump gas at this two-in-one bar/gas station in Ireland.

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Teapot Gas Station

Photo Source: Steven Pavlov [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

No longer a working gas station but a historic attraction, this definitely does not look like your every day station! It was originally built as a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920s. You can visit this site in Zillah, Washington.
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A Shell-Shaped Shell

Photo Source: By David Bjorgen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s a Shell station – literally! This was one of the original Shell stations and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Although you can’t fill-up at this location anymore, it’s adorable look will have you detouring just to check it out.

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Have you visited any of these gas stations or know of one that is pretty cool? Let us know!

My goal is to make the lives of our GasBuddies easier with tips, information and advice related to traveling and saving money. I spend many hours driving around in my Toyota 4Runner with my two young kids and big yellow dog. I write for GasBuddy but I carry these other titles as well: wife, mom, marketing maniac, dog owner, commuter, carpool driver, soccer and basketball coach, family CFO, chef, runner, yogi, skier, lover of books, sports fan, semi-retired golfer, knitting beginner, want-to-be painter and vacation planner. Thanks for letting me help you perfect your pit stop!

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