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!

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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Take a SPUR of the moment day trip from Dallas and 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! #Texas #TexasRoadTrip #RoadTripStop #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #TexasRoadsideAttraction

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!