Marks, Mississippi: Gurley's House and Collection

Mr. Gurley has slowly filled his field with odd sculptures, such as a huge dinosaur and a shoe larger than a trailer. A building on his property houses his extensive, private collection of stuff.
Address:
Hwy 3, Marks, MS
Directions:
North of town a half-mile on Hwy 3. The Gurley property is on the west side of Hwy 3; look for the tree-lined entrance driveway and the big field just north of it.
Hours:
Private property - may not be open to public visitation.
RA Rates:
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Gurley's House And Collection

Mr. Ty Gurley is alive and well. I stopped by in April and he was outside cleaning up after a recent flood. Quite a few things were ruined, but most of his collection is still okay. He was very hospitable and gave me a tour of the place and is very proud of his collections. He told me that I can stop by any time, and if he isn't around I should go to the Citgo station down the road and they will telephone him. He is a very nice and friendly Southern gentleman. His collections are definitely worth stopping in to see.

[signmanjoe, 04/26/2016]
Gurley's House And Collection

Private paved driveway with a gate. The gate was open, so we drove down. Driveway is lined with horse drawn farm equipment, statues, wood carvings, a couple of old fire trucks, and much more. The Statue of Liberty was still there. We could see the dinosaur in the field, along with a line of antique tractors. There is a turnaround at the end of the drive. Looks well kept and pretty interesting.

[Sam, 06/09/2014]
Gurley's House and Collection

It appears that Mr. Gurley may have passed away or cleared his property. The shoe is no longer there and you can get to the field with the dinosaur.

[Mae, 07/23/2012]

Statue of Liberty.

Gurley's House and Collection

When visiting a friend in Marks, MS we passed a field with oddities such as a miniature Statue of Liberty, a huge dinosaur, and a shoe larger than a trailer. The signs along the long gravel driveway seemed inviting, so we went ahead, parked and roamed around the property. Lucky for us, Mr. Gurley saw us and happily offered a tour of his collection. Housed inside a large building is Gurley's collection of just about anything you can imagine; from a white squirrel that his son caught to case after case of travel memorabilia. As long as you are respectful of the property, Mr. Gurley encourages visitors to check out the outdoor collection at any time. If you want to see the indoor collection you could see if Mr. Gurley is around and get the personalized tour.

[Jessica Sharpe, 01/16/2010]

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