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Van Horn, Texas

Van Horn grew from a wayfaring stop on the historic Bankhead Highway and the Old Spanish Trail from San Antonio to California in mid-1800s. It is still a primary road junction of I-10 (U.S. 80), U.S. 90 and Texas 54, and is a hub to several state and national parks. Lying in a broad basin devoted to irrigated farming, it is surrounded by the Van Horn, Sierra Diablo, and Apache Mountains. Mining in the area includes talc, sulfur and marble, plus undeveloped indications of copper, uranium and feldspar.

Van Horn is a popular stop for east-west or north-south travelers, and caters to longer-staying vacationers having a sunny climate with interesting rock and mineral deposits, and hunting for mule deer, pronghorn antelope and upland game birds.

John Madden, colorful television football broadcaster, designated Chuy\'s Restaurant for his \"Haul of Fame.\" Madden frequently crisscrosses the country in his bus to broadcast games. Just before Super Bowl weekend, he annually names his \"All-Madden Team.\" Plaques and photos of inductees hang in the restaurant at 1200 W. Business Loop 10.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Fr. Alfred Villanueva, the current pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, had a grotto built in the church yard in honor of "Our Lady." The statue was brought over from Portugal and blessed during an outdoor mass on Mother's Day, 2001

Van Horn, TX Shrines


Red Rock Ranch Tours

Guided driving and hiking tours provide visitors with magnificent views of wind carved Precambrian rock formations, panoramic vistas, centuries old Indian campsites, petroglyphs and pictographs, and an old western movie set constructed for the filming of Lonesome Dove, Dead Man'

Van Horn, TX Tours

Mountain View Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Van Horn, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Van Horn, TX

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Walk under an ancient sea, parade through downtown Boomtown, then literally feel the ground shake beneath you with the force ...

Green Tree Country Club -North/West

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Wild Burros roaming free for viewing, learning about and photographing.

There is a small relic herd of wild burros found roaming within the Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas. These herds were onc...

Alpine Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Pecos County Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...