Teapot Dome Service Station Is Open
Zillah residents gathered this morning to witness a ribbon cutting ceremony for one of Yakima Valley's most popular icons.
The city of Zillah unveiled their brand new Teapot Dome Service Station and park on 117 First Avenue in Zillah.
fficials say the teapot was purchased by the city of Zillah in 2007.
The city then moved the teapot from its location near the Yakima Valley Highway to its current one, in order to protect it from vandalism.
People say preserving the teapot was a smart move, and should attract more visitors to the Yakima Valley area.
"But now it's put over here in such a nice city, that i think it should draw a lot of tourists," says Zillah resident Roy Cummings.
"[it will] start promoting the murals in toppenish, the dinosaurs in granger, and sunnyside with the wineries, and wineries in our immediate area,"says Zillah Mayor Gary Clark.
Mayor gary clark says the entire park and teapot project cost about $500,000.