‘I heard rumors it was a Banksy from West Texas,’ says artist
If, like many Central Texans before you, you enjoy the arid West Texas desert as well as Texas’ iconic truck stops, you might already know that a miniature “Buc-ee’sarose 20 miles east of Marathon. Currently, its origins remain a mystery.
The tiny facade, adorned with classic Buc-ee signage, seems reminiscent of Marathon’s tiny target, now demolished. An apparent miniature of the big-box chain’s storefront, the Buc-ee’s predecessor first appeared in 2016 and was received as a clever response to the Prada facility near Marfa, according to Texas Monthly. If you haven’t made the trip to see it for yourself, you’ve no doubt seen the red-letter structure scrolling through your Instagram feed in the mid-to-late 2010s.