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W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very interesting

This Is a very interesting place well worth the $4.00 senior cost to go in. There's about a 20 min... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2017
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Almost a ghost town

This museum highlights the town of Thurber, Texas which once was a bustling town of almost ten... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2016
Cookeville, Tennessee
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  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Feb 10, 2017
“Very interesting ”
Dec 30, 2016
“Closed without notification ”
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65258 Interstate 20, Exit 367, Thurber, TX 76463
+1 254-968-1886
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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

This Is a very interesting place well worth the $4.00 senior cost to go in. There's about a 20 min movie to watch which is very Educational, and well done. Lots of displays. Informs you of the early days of coal and oil exploration in...More

Thank tyounk51
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We checked the website first, which said the museum was open. We called the museum. The message said it was open daily, only closed in Monday's. We drive the hour to the museum to find it closed. A note on the gate said it was...More

Thank Jmaxwelltexas
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum highlights the town of Thurber, Texas which once was a bustling town of almost ten thousand people. The most recognizable products that came from Thurber were the paving bricks. These bricks were used all over Texas and many other parts of the country....More

1  Thank DDay1959
Reviewed March 3, 2016

You can do the museum in an hour. Great place to get off of the interstate and stretch your leg for a little while. The museum provides a glimpse into what once was a thriving community.

Thank branger
Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum was in an impressive building just off the interstate. The Thurber chimney was opposite on the other side of the interstate. The staff were most helpful. We were the only people in the museum. The exhibits and film were excellent and explained the...More

Thank James M
Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great museum about a little known town and time in Texas history. Hailing from Fort Worth, I've driven on Thurber bricks all my life and had no idea of the rich history of the little town they came from. There is virtually...More

2  Thank TravelnDallas
Reviewed September 3, 2014

This museum is focused on the coal mining and brick making operations at Thurber, TX. In about 1910 there were about 10,000 residents, mostly immigrants, and by 1933 they were almost all gone. Life was very tough, and you can sense that in the many...More

1  Thank Fred4570
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Nicely appointed and history abound. Loved the audio exhibits. The pictures had excellent stories to go with them. Only thing U dislike is the lack of representation for the hundreds of children who perished in such a short period in Thurber. Hopefully that will be...More

1  Thank diaperchanger01
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Saw the sign while on a road trip with family. Decided to check out the museum as well as what was left of the old town on the other side of the highway. I was very impressed. It doesn't cost much and doesn't take much...More

2  Thank Landon H
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The museum is dedicated to the history of Thurber, Tx , a company town in the late 18 early 19 hundreds. Thurber was a coal mining town (the largest between Fort Worth and El Paso) owned by the Texas Pacific RR. The museum covers the...More

2  Thank nanookdalla2
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