Thurber has eight State historical markers, all within a one mile radius of downtown Thurber. These markers include the Snake Saloon, Hotel Knox & Mining Office, New York Hill, the brick plant, the cemetery, St. Barbara's Catholic Church, Big Lake & Dairy, and Thurber's first coal mine.

Thurber is picturesque, particularly as viewed from surrounding hills: New York Hill, Stump Hill, Polander Hill, Italian Hill, and Graveyard Hill. It is ideally located on heavily traveled 1-20 approximately 70 miles west of Fort Worth. There is wonderful potential to preserve the memory of Thurber by creation of a visitors/history center with artifacts and displays, a re-enactment of town scenes with period costumes, and interpretive signs. Thurber could once again have an Opera House with regular performances and summer stock productions. Thurber could become a park in the flavor of a little "Williamsburg."