Decatur, Texas: Petrified Wood Gas Station Team Field Report

904 U.S. Hwy 287, Decatur, TX
Decatur is where US Hwy 287 and US Hwy 380 intersect, and hour NW of Dallas. Corner of Business 287 and Hale Avenue.
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Petrified Wood Gas Station.

Petrified Wood Gas Station
It no longer sells gas, but a 1935 gas station paneled with petrified wood still stands. Report...

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Texas Plaza.

Petrified Wood Gas Station

So cool! And the cafe is still open today! Wish we could've sat and ate so I could give a review. The cabins are really cool and pretty!

[Laura Perez, 03/17/2020]

Petrified building.

Petrified Wood Gas Station

Very cool stop! The Whistle Cafe is only open Monday-Friday.

[Betty, 02/08/2017]

Petrified wood gas station.

Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe, Motel

Very cool stop if you want to get out and take some pictures. The sun sets behind it, so you should be able to get some cool sunset shots.

[Chris Gomel, 02/02/2016]

Petrified Wood Motel.

Petrified Wood Motel

The petrified wood motel, which is closed, is part of and located directly behind the petrified wood gas station in Decatur Texas.

[Joe Boulter, 05/06/2006]

The motel was called the Texas Tourist Camp -- it closed in the mid-1970s.

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