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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

International Museum of Art

This museum is home to African, Western, Heritage, Kolliker, and Hall of Fame artists. It is located in the stately Turney Ma...

Fine Arts

Several theatre groups offer seasonal productions, including the Theatre of the Big Bend, which offers musicals and dramas un...

Tunis Creek Stagecoach Stop

Former way station on Butterfield Overland Mail Route; later a Texas Ranger station. Historic structure was moved to a highwa...

Davis Mountains State Park

In a sloping basin among scenic Davis Mountains, 1,869 acres host more than 155,000 visitors annually. Primary service facili...

James Rooney County Park

Green and spacious park on southern edge of city at historic Comanche Springs. Swimming, picnicking and tennis courts....