Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas

I decided to take a SPUR of the moment day trip from Dallas this weekend. I headed to Denton to visit The Chairy Orchard (and go to my first Buc-ee’s) and to Gainesville to see the Giant Horse Chess Piece and Glenn Goode’s Big People. Of course, while I was in town I also had to stop at this Texas roadside attraction: the Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas.

Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction

Located in a front yard, the big spurs advertise the business RT Custom Bit & Spur — and they actually spin!

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Spurs are small metal tools that attach to the back heel of riding boots and are used to aid in directing horses while riding. While this might not be the biggest roadside attraction I’ve ever seen, if you compare it to the original object it is based on, these giant spurs are axtually incredibly oversized! I mean, you’d need a pretty big pair of cowboy boots (perhaps even the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots in San Antonio) and, for that matter, an even bigger horse, to use them!

Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction
Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction
Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction
Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction

Big Spurs

Address: 6229 E. Hwy 82, Gainesville, TX
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible (but on someone’s property, so be respectful)

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.