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Directions & Parking:

Parking: The W.K. Gordon Center has a parking lot on the museum grounds inside our gates. Bus and RV parking is available and we are disabled accessible.

From Dallas/Fort Worth: We are about an hour west of Fort Worth. Exit 367 (Thurber/Mingus) on Interstate 20. Turn left under the underpass and take another left onto the service road. The center will be on your right.

From Abilene: We are about an hour east of Abilene. Exit 367 (Thurber/Mingus) on Interstate 20. Continue on the service road. The center will be on your right.

From Stephenville: We are about half an hour north. Travel on 108 North. Turn left at the first stop sign and travel 3 miles on Interstate 20 service road. The center will be on your left.

Nearby Restaurants:

New York Hill Restaurant
Sits atop historic New York Hill overlooking the town site of Thurber with sweeping views of Palo Pinto and Erath counties. Home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner, open daily.

The Smokestack Restaurant
Located directly across I-20 from the Gordon Center. It is located next to the original Thurber brick smokestack and inside the last remaining Thurber-brick building in downtown Thurber. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

BJ's Restaurant
Located north of Thurber, about 2 miles north of I-20 on Hwy 108 in Mingus. Family restaurant known for its pizza and subs. Also has a bar, pool tables, and arcade games. Open after 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday.

Mary's Cafe
Located a little west of Thurber and north a few miles on Hwy 16 in Strawn. Famous for chicken fried steaks.

Nearby Hotels, Inns, and RV Parks:

Longhorn Inn Motel
105 W Interstate 20, Gordon, TX 76453

Cactus Rose RV Park
115 Interstate 20, Mingus, TX 76463

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
1460 East Main Street, Eastland, TX 76448

Oak Creek RV Park
7652 Interstate 20, Weatherford, TX 76088

Candlewood Suites
215 Alford Drive, Weatherford, TX 76087

To schedule a tour please contact Shae Adams at 254-968-1886 or