The Classical Gas Museum is a collection that stemmed from one man's fascination with gas station paraphernalia. Thank you, Johnnie Meier, for your love of road culture artifacts and all things rusty. Johnnie had been collecting for years—accumulating classic gas station artifacts like soda machines, neon signs, and lots of old gas pumps before he decided to retire from his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Sticking around northern New Mexico, he decided to carry his collection to a spot in Embudo where his finds could be displayed for all to enjoy. The Classic Gas museum is tucked between the roads and mountains of Route 68 and is the spot to be for all your Instagram needs.
The Classic Gas museum is a one-stop journey through the land of all things classic and charming. Toys, motor oil, cans, a few cars and trucks, several old gas pumps, neon signs, maps, soda machines, and anything vintage is wildly displayed at every inch of this museum. Some of his items have been used in Hollywood films, including "No Country for Old Men" and "Wild Hogs."
The museum is on the south side of New Mexico Route 68. Johnnie Meier lives here (he's out and about, of course) So, give him a call beforehand and make sure he's home! The entrance is FREE but donations are highly recommended.
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