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Northwoods Petroleum Museum

Highway 45 & 32, Three Lakes, WI 54562
+1 715-617-0566
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Nostalgia Buffs Unite!

If you love old cars, trucks and yes the fuel and oil that goes in them. You will love this place... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
stltra
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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
quirky place just north of Three Lakes, WI

been driving by this place for years and stopped one summers day. this place is well worth a stop... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Peter L
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Over 3,000 items on display (including pumps, signs, globes, cars, etc.) from over 100 years of petroleum history. The museum is amazing and impeccably organized! The owner, Jake, is very knowledgable, having owned several gas stations for 30+ years.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“gas station” (7 reviews)
“rainy day” (3 reviews)
“lakes” (5 reviews)
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Highway 45 & 32, Three Lakes, WI 54562
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you love old cars, trucks and yes the fuel and oil that goes in them. You will love this place! The curater owned and operated a gas station and now has dedicated his retirement to the history of the industry. The sprawling musium is...More

Thank stltra
Reviewed 14 October 2016

been driving by this place for years and stopped one summers day. this place is well worth a stop and the hour it may take you to see what is inside. After a career in the Transportation Industry, I found this fascinating. All of the...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is probably the most surprising, WOW, museum we have ever visited. If you are nostalgic about anything on wheels, the petroleum industry, old gas station signs, pumps, all things gas and oil, this is your kind of place. A great trip down memory lane!!...More

Thank SteveandBeverly
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Went here during open hours but the lights were out and no one was there. Looking through the front window it looked interesting and worth a visit. It would be nice if businesses would follow hours of operation. Maybe next year, maybe not!

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I passed this place just north of Three Lakes Wi. for years. Kinda blew it off, it looks like nothing much. Then when I finally road my bicycle by it and drove by it, I got curious. After a couple years of always missing the...More

Thank biknrun
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Besides the Lakes, the Petroleum Museum is a "have to see" attraction. The owner collects gas station memorabilia and car related items. He shares some of his collection at the museum and gives great tours. During the summer, he hosts a car and bike show....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 30 September 2015

All kinds of gas station memorabilia including pumps, signs, clothing, toys, oil cans, racing things, and candy machine. There are also a lot of the loyalty reward things you could "earn".... remember the glasses and dishes and toys??

Thank 86pointer
Reviewed 11 August 2015

A wonderful place to see many, many of the items from gas stations of years ago. Gas and oil pumps, gas station give away items, toys...too many things to list them all!! FREE - although there is a donation container. We go a few times...More

Thank lkutchera
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I haven't seen an Amphicar in years! Many of the pumps, toys, models, etc. I grew up with. Easy access from Hwy. 45 and from the bike trail (a must!) between Three Lakes and Eagle River.

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Nice little museum with enough to keep people entertained for a while. Includes full-sized cars, gas globes, photos, and plenty more. The owner is incredibly knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. Fun for the entire family; unless you're dull and you think...More

Thank Brianna S
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