The teapot Dome Gas Station, Zillah

4.2
#2 of 7 in Things to do in Zillah
The Teapot Dome Service Station is a former gas station built in the shape of a teapot. It was intended as 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. Located at 117 First Avenue, Zillah, Washington, it is an example of novelty architecture and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.HistoryThe 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". Many such novelties were constructed as roadside attractions as the national highway system in the United States expanded during the 1920s and 1930s. 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. No longer in operation, it was purchased by the city in 2007, rehabilitated, and relocated in 2012 to 117 First Avenue.
For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Zillah holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The teapot Dome Gas Station and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Source
Create an itinerary including The teapot Dome Gas Station
map
The teapot Dome Gas Station Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
46 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • This station is apparently open on weekends. Besides being a great historical station, this represents fraud perpetrated by some "high rollers" during earlier years of our government,  more »
  • It’s not placed in the original spot, I’m actually very surprised it was moved but Can understand how the city would want to bring some attention to our small community with this being placed as you e...  more »
  • I think they even serve gas here, but it is a cute antique from back in the day and I used to ride horses past it years ago.  more »
Google
  • I live near this place pass it all the time... Nothings cool abt it... Its just something in zillah to make ppl think some things in zillah
  • Neat little spot, not much to do, but if you're into oddball things it's just that
  • Cool little spot! I especially like the fallen firefighters memorial next door. It's very well done. Large park area to let the kids and pets burn off some energy too. Clean and nice restroom. Makes a great rest stop on long trips. Nice job Zillah!
  • Awesome photo stop! Very Nostalgic place. Very nice to see that it is being preserved for future generations.
  • An interesting piece of history on the roadside. Worth a stop and a look!
Places to stay near The teapot Dome Gas Station

Plan your trip to Zillah

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The teapot Dome Gas Station by other users

8 days in Wine Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Yakima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Yakima BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Yakima & Waukesha BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Yakima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Yakima Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Yakima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Prosser BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Yakima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Yakima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Yakima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans