Beaver statue.

World's Largest Convenience Store

Field review by the editors.

New Braunfels, Texas

The Buc-ee's chain is known for its super-sized Interstate highway stores, but the one that opened in 2012 in New Braunfels is the biggest of all. The numbers are impressive: 60 gas pumps, 84 toilets*, 80 soda dispensers, etc. Plus its owner, Arch "Beaver" Aplin, likes to stock his stores -- including this one, longer than a football field -- with odd items, like "beaver nuggets."

Outside, a large bronze statue stands of the chain's mascot, a cartoon beaver with goggle eyes and a wide-open mouth, wearing sneakers and a baseball cap. It's a popular photo op, although you really don't want to hug Buc-ee after he's spent a day baking in the Texas sun.

*The 2012 winner of the coveted "America's Best Restroom" award.

World's Largest Convenience Store

Buc-ee's

Address:
2760 IH 35 N., New Braunfels, TX
Directions:
Buc-ee's. I-35 exit 191. On the northbound I-35 Frontage Rd just south of FM 306. The beaver statue is outside the north entrance to the store.
Hours:
979-238-6390 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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