20 miles East of Marathon, Texas and visible from U.S Highway 90 sits what may be the smallest Buc-ee's you'll ever see.


Buc-ee's is a well known Texas staple. Yes, they have expanded outside the great state of Texas in recent years, but the Buc-ee's brand will always be synonymous with the Lone Star State. Perhaps the cleanest bathrooms you'll ever encounter on the road can be found inside a Buc-ee's, not to mention the wall of snacks and all those barbecue sandwiches.

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No road trip is complete without at least one bag of Beaver Nuggets, am I right?


Aside from the wall of snacks, you'll also find anywhere between 80 and 120 gas pumps and enough knickknacks to finish off just about any Christmas shopping list.

But you'll find none of that here.

Miniature Buc-ee's

This tiny Buc-ee's doesn't offer any of the amenities that we've come to love and expect from our favorite roadside attraction. No wall of snacks, no world's cleanest bathrooms, no gas pumps or knickknack anywhere on the premises. Not even a single Beaver Nugget can be found anywhere.

Miniature Target

Does any of this seem familiar to you? You might remember Marathon, Texas as the home to the now demolished "World's Smallest Target" store.

tiny target
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Yes the building looks familiar, but the Target was demolished a year or two ago.

Who's Responsible?

Well that's where the mystery really begins. Who's handywork is this? Nobody has stepped up to take credit for it yet, but rumor has it that San Antonio based artist Matt Tumlinson may have something to do with it (although he denies it).

Tumlinson tells MySA, "I've heard rumors it was a west Texas Banksy."  

Well, whatever the case, we may never know who is responsible. If you ever find yourself close to Marathon, Texas, keep an eye open and take advantage of a cool photo op.

Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]

As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.

Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.

Then I visited Buc-ee's.

What is Buc-ee's?

If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!

You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.

Buc-ee's Has Expanded

According to their site, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon

Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open "The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.

I've Never Turned Left

In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.

I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)

But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!

For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.

I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.

Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.

So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

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