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 The Thing is not only the name of the store, but of the star exhibit of the museum. Originally owned by lawyer Thomas Binkley Prince, The Thing was built  as a tourist stop and museum around the strange exhibit and other collected items. The old museum was reminiscent of an circus side-show and set up in a series of three consecutive metal buildings, open to the elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the summer of 2018, Bowlin Travel Centers doubled the size of the store and constructed a brand new museum to house many of the original curiosities

 

The Thing is located in Texas Canyon, a fairly remote stretch of I-10. Literally hundreds of billboards advertise The Thing to draw in the inquisitive traveler. A Dairy Queen restaurant and Shell gasoline are also available.

 

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Our Story...

 The Thing is not only the name of the store, but of the star exhibit of the museum. Originally owned by lawyer Thomas Binkley Prince, The Thing was built  as a tourist stop and museum around the strange exhibit and other collected items. The old museum was reminiscent of an circus side-show and set up in a series of three consecutive metal buildings, open to the elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the summer of 2018, Bowlin Travel Centers doubled the size of the store and constructed a brand new museum to house many of the original curiosities

 

The Thing is located in Texas Canyon, a fairly remote stretch of I-10. Literally hundreds of billboards advertise The Thing to draw in the inquisitive traveler. A Dairy Queen restaurant and Shell gasoline are also available.

 

Our Story...

 The Thing is not only the name of the store, but of the star exhibit of the museum. Originally owned by lawyer Thomas Binkley Prince, The Thing was built  as a tourist stop and museum around the strange exhibit and other collected items. The old museum was reminiscent of an circus side-show and set up in a series of three consecutive metal buildings, open to the elements.

 

 

In the summer of 2018, Bowlin Travel Centers doubled the size of the store and constructed a brand new museum to house many of the original curiosities

 

The Thing is located in Texas Canyon, a fairly remote stretch of I-10. Literally hundreds of billboards advertise The Thing to draw in the inquisitive traveler. A Dairy Queen restaurant and Shell gasoline are also available.

 

SHOP

Our Story...

 The Thing is not only the name of the store, but of the star exhibit of the museum. Originally owned by lawyer Thomas Binkley Prince, The Thing was built  as a tourist stop and museum around the strange exhibit and other collected items. The old museum was reminiscent of an circus side-show and set up in a series of three consecutive metal buildings, open to the elements.

 

In the summer of 2018, Bowlin Travel Centers doubled the size of the store and constructed a brand new museum to house many of the original curiosities

 

The Thing is located in Texas Canyon, a fairly remote stretch of I-10. Literally hundreds of billboards advertise The Thing to draw in the inquisitive traveler. A Dairy Queen restaurant and Shell gasoline are also available.

 

SHOP