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.
Located in a front yard, the big spurs advertise the business RT Custom Bit & Spur — and they actually spin!
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!
Address: 6229 E. Hwy 82, Gainesville, TX
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible (but on someone’s property, so be respectful)