It might look like a gas station, but appearances can be deceiving. This is actually someone’s home. Known as Reiff’s Gas Station Museum, the homeowner Mark Reiff has completely remodeled his house and front lawn to resemble a real gas station. There is even a 1950s-style diner inside with mannequins alongside an old-fashioned general store.
Along with an old rusty 1956 vintage Chevy tow truck, Reiff is also a collector of antique pumps in a variety of shapes and sizes (um…I hope so…the dude’s got a fake gas station!) including a gas pump from 1914. I’m not sure if any of them actually work, like I don’t think you can just show up if you’re running on empty. You just have to admire their aesthetic and historical value, you know?
And if that’s not enough, Reiff has a fake car AND an airplane crashing through an outbuilding (because why the hell not?) as well as an antique movie theater attached to the house. Located in a residential area of Woodland, California, you have to wonder what the neighbors think of this place and the constant traffic they have to put up with? I mean a few old gas station signs and a Big Boy statue is one thing, but this guy has sort of crossed the line on nostalgia hoarder-dom. But hey, at least he didn’t build one of those ugly McMansions. The house/museum is open for tours by appointment only…there’s also a facebook because that’s the world we live in.