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Gary's Gay Parita

21118 Old 66, Ash Grove, Missouri 65604 USA

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Open Now
Thu 12a-12a
  • Independent
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“Recreation of a 1930 Sinclair gas station”

Here you will find a wealth of information for the Route 66 roadie, by proprietor Gary Turner, Sharing his knowledge of the mother road with all who share their love for the road.

Recreation of a 1930 Sinclair gas station, taking you for a journey in time. The site includes a replica station, along with original pumps and other memorabilia from the heyday of Route 66.

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Reviewed by
Kathleen Oanes

  • Road Warrior
  • 79 Reviews
  • 37 Helpful
August 24, 2014

One of the offbeat attractions that I weirdly enjoyed. We met the owner, Gary. He was so full of information about route 66. He was such a sweetheart. It was pretty nice that we could definitely feel that he has so much love for the road. He is also very knowledgeable about the things the you can do in the surrounding areas. You can buy shirts from his shop, too. Definitely one happy place.

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Reviewed by
tmmytylr

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
June 28, 2014

the friendliness gentleman on route 66...he'll give you a soda and great conversation!!!

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Reviewed by
MadisonShepherd

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 18, 2016

Hey, guys! Gary did pass away in January, but his daughter and son-in-law have taken it over and they are open every day! I highly suggest stopping! It's so cute, and they have a lot of neat souvenirs.

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Reviewed by
grindelbart

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 7, 2014

This man is a must meet on route 66. No way to describe him. Let's just say we just wanted to take a picture of his gas station and stayed for almost two hours.

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Reviewed by
carskar

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 14, 2017

It's says it's closed now. Owner passed away.

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Reviewed by
Alan Meyer

  • 32 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 9, 2017

The original owner Gary and his wife have passed, but their daughter Barbara and her husband have stepped in. No nicer people around. He is a USMC vet and will show you anything you want to see. Great hospitality and a few Route 66 items to purchase

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Mary & Scott

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 7, 2017

Closed down, but we still took some cool pics

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Denise Neiman

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August 30, 2016


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Denise Neiman

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August 30, 2016

I loved this place. I got to meet Gary with my sister-in-law back in 2013. He was a delight. He shared Route 66 sodas with us and signed my Route 66 book. I had locked my keys in the car and was getting a little frantic as we were headed to a concert in OKC. My sister-in-law was able to get into the car via a piece of wire on the fence, lol. Anyway, Gary was very sweet and took pictures with us both. I can't wait to meet his daughter and tell her in person what an amazing guy he was. A very cherished memory. <3

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KathrynClausen

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 27, 2016

This place was great! The owner passed away last year and his daughter has taken over. Just reopened in April (2016). My son, who has Autism, was fixated on a Mater toy she had put away that wasn't for sale because it was her father's. She saw how much he wanted it and that there were a few duplicates so she sold it to us! We read nice things about her father before we arrived. The apple didn't fall far from the tree! Such a nice family. I'm glad she kept this place going. Worth stopping.

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Reviewed by
emilyeryn

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 20, 2016

Great place full of Route 66 character and heritage! Now owned by Gary Turner's daughter and son-in-law, George. So much to see and a great glimpse back in time. George is super knowledgeable and more than happy to share that knowledge with you. The only downside is that they currently only have porta potties for restrooms. George has plans to add bathrooms in the near future.

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Gary's Gay Parita

21118 Old 66
Ash Grove, Missouri
65604 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Independent
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