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The Thing, Benson

(3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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  • This place is a way overpriced Dairy Queen. Nothing special same stuff as you can get at every other one for 2 X the price. The THING is a curiosity trap geared to kids to get them to pester you into ...  more »
  • Although the "thing" is nothing special, if you've seen it before, the museum is well worth the price to see again. The store and especially the staff are very friendly and helpful. A DQ is attached s...  more »
  • We stopped at the Thing based on other reviews. It was worth a quick stop to see the owner's interesting private collection of cool old stuff. 
  • So cool! Worth the stop! What a fun curiosity!! Only a dollar or two to see the thing! Huge eclectic gift shop! And friendly employees! Very memorable!
  • Very awesome outlet shop connected to a DQ. The signs along the road really do their job at advertising to make you curious as to what the thing is. I wont spoil the surprise...but for only $1 the outdoor museum leading up to the big mystery is kinda entertaining. They have some interesting relics that some might find it worth seeing. I do not think it will be fun for kids, but adults might find it neat albeit most will find it pretty boring. Cannot say I was disappointed seeing "The Thing" but, it's not at all what I thought it might be. But, it is a nice and convenient stop...good for getting gas, picking up a souvenir, and maybe getting some ice cream while you are at it.
  • It has alot of unique gift items the staff is hott and very helpful!the stuff on the thing adventure were awesome aswell and i think the thing fallowed me home ahhh!!so cool go checkit out!
  • Worth the stop if you're going east or west bound on I-10 Great view of the Dragoon mountains. Parking lot is semi-truck/RV friendly. Shell gas pumps. Southwest souvenirs. Clean restrooms and there is a Dairy Queen attached to the building. Then there is the Thing! For only a dollar. you can see the Thing. Its a nice little museum with historical stuff with comical descriptions. For only a dollar don't expect much but i say its worth every penny.
  • I love parking here. Nice store with lotsa chinese stuff. Its very quiet at night