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Apache Trading Post


category : Museums
Rustic log cabin and family oriented gift shop features Big Bend collectibles, books on the history and geology of the Big Bend, Mexico, and Indian heritage. It houses the largest selection of topographic maps and three-dimensional relief maps highlighting the mountains of West Texas. Find out about the mysterious Marfa Lights in an eight-minute video shown continuously in the "Stars of Texas" room, filled with movie posters of films shot in the area, including "Giant." Meet Quicksilver Pete, a camera loving burro and Sasha, the Wonder Dog.


Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. 1 - 6 p.m.
Address: On U.S. 90 three miles west of Alpine.
Phone: 432-837-5506

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Sul Ross State Univ. Museum of the Big Bend

For more than 70 years this museum has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the vast Big Bend region. Here, people have traveled and lived for over 11,000

Alpine, TX Museums


Woodward Agate Ranch

Source of famed Texas agates (red plume, pompom, and a rainbow of other types) colorful jasper, labradorite feldspar, calcite, precious opal, and other minerals. Hunt and collect on over 3,000 acres; guide service available (fee). Rough agate 50 cents per pound;

Alpine, TX Natural Attractions

Fine Arts

Several theatre groups offer seasonal productions, including the Theatre of the Big Bend, which offers musicals and dramas under the stars during the summer; 915/837-8220. Big Bend Players presents between four and six shows each year; call 915/837-2921 for more information.

Alpine, TX Theatres

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