Under a neat, white stucco sheath, the Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use government structure made of adobe. It's a popular snapshot subject. A replica of old Fort Hancock, the last fort built to protect against Native Americans (1882-95), is displayed. 109 Millican.
Joint project of the United States and Mexico, Amistad (friendship) Dam impounds the Rio Grande just below Devil's River. Access through Amistad National Recreation Area.
This the U.S. portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Boating, waterskiing, fishing, birding, camping, hiking, swimming and archaeological sites are attractions. Some of the oldest pictographs in North America are in this area. Boating, camping and hunting fees apply. Other fees may apply...
The hotel was built in 1899 on a stage route. The 14 rooms display area collections: 19th-century clothing, photos, Native American artifacts, cowboy regalia, kitchen utensils, geology, archeology and religion. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Admission charge. 301 S. Main St. www.annieriggsmuseum.c...
Dive into the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool. Scuba divers love the clarity. The San Solomon Courts offer motel-style lodging. Canals along the Courts lead to a restored cienaga (wetland) where a window provides a view of the underwater world. Open daily. Admission charge. Four miles we...
This center showcases the Chihuahuan Desert with an English/Spanish exhibit and a two-acre botanical garden. Five biological landscapes converge in this vast desert. Includes a bookstore. This is the eastern visitor center for Big Bend Ranch State Park. Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Admission cha...
Explore the Chihuahuan Desert and Big Bend Ranch State Park from the saddle. This full-service horseback riding outfitter offers guided trail rides from one to five hours or one to five days. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. or later depending upon sunset. Junction of Texas 118 and FM 170 in Study Butte. www.l...
This park encompasses 801,163 acres of magnificent contrasts. Basic facilities include visitor centers, post office, National Park Service campgrounds, a trailer park, store-gas stations and a restaurant-gift shop-lodge in the Chisos Mountains Basin. Advance reservations are strongly advised, esp...
This 311,000-plus-acre park opens a spectacular landscape to the public. With more than 50 primitive campsites and more than 200 miles of multiuse trails, the park offers mountain biking, horseback riding, remote back-country camping and 4x4 vehicle use. Permits for backpacking and camping (no ho...
The 100,000 acres are devoted to the management study of native wildlife. Visitors welcome, though formal tours are not available. Permit hunting and fishing in Rio Grande at specified times. Camping area for authorized hunters and fishermen only. South 55 miles via U.S. 385 and R.M. 2627. www.tp...
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