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Big Bend Country, Texas

Texas - Big Bend Country

In Big Bend Country, the sky's no limit. Nowhere else in Texas do the stars at night shine quite so bright or the sunsets seems quite so rosy. Here, too, the earth displays its own vigor. Prickly pear cacti bloom with fuschia ferocity and golden exuberance as desert vistas shimmer far into the distance. Nomadic tumbleweeds bounce erratically across lonesome prairies, and craggy mountain peaks form a jagged phalanx on the horizon. Nature needs no introduction in this awe-inspiring terrain.

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Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Fort Leaton State Historic Site is one of Texas' most unusual historic sites with a massive adobe fortress built by frontiersman, Ben Leaton, in 1848, immediately after the Mexican War at a strategic site on the Chihuahua-San Antonio Trail in arid West Texas by the Rio Grande.

Presidio, TX Historic Forts

American Airpower Heritage Museum

Located within the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Headquarters at Midland International Airport, the American Airpower Heritage Museum (AAHM) is recognized for its collection of authentic World War II artifacts, memorabilia and the world'

Midland, TX Museums

El Paisano Hotel

The Hotel Paisano was built by Charles Bassett of El Paso and opened in June 1930. The Paisano was for the most part a cattleman's hotel for its first 40

Marfa, TX Historic Hotels

Guadalupe Mountains Equine Trails

The park offers diverse riding opportunities. Sixty percent of the trails are open to stock use. Those closed to stock are difficult to maintain or pass through unique and fragile areas intolerant of such use. Stock manure droppings introduce exotic plants that displace native vegetation.

, TX Equestrian

Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping

Camping Areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170. Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets. 11

, TX Camping


Big Bend Ranch State Park Trails

Fifty miles of hiking and backpacking trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park are accessible at trail heads along FM 170, and opportunities for short hikes abound at several locations along the interior park road. Day-Hiking

, TX Hiking

Balmorhea State Park Scuba Diving

San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park fill a 'cienega' (desert wetland) and the canals of a refugium are home to endangered species of fish, assorted invertebrates, and turtles. The pool differs from most public pools in several respects: the 1 3/4-acre size, the 25-foot depth and the 72 to 76

, TX Scuba Diving

Davis Mountains State Park EquineTrails

Seven miles of equestrian trails are located in the beautiful Limpia Canyon Primitive Area. Visitors must provide their own horses. The trail takes riders from a 4,900 feet elevation at Limpia Creek to over 5,700

, TX Equestrian

Big Bend Camping

Most campsites in Big Bend National Park are on a first-come, first-served basis with no advance reservations. The National Park Service operates 3 campgrounds at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and Castolon. The cost is $10.00 per night for a site.

, TX Camping

Hogan Park Golf Course

The Hogan Park Golf Course is a thirtysix hole public facility operated as an enterprise fund under the Community Services Department. The original eighteen holes, now known as Quail Course, was built in 1959. Then, in 1980, nine more holes were added. In 1999

Midland, TX Golf Courses

George W. Bush Childhood Home

Visit the town President George W. Bush refers to as his hometown and learn more about the man as you tour his fully-restored childhood home. Features furnishings authentic to 1952-56

Midland, TX Famous Homes

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