Promotes the Chihuahuan Desert region through research and education. Included are a botanical garden, interpretive exhibits, hiking trails and a gift shop. A self-guided tour of the botanical gardens and Modesta Canyon interpretive trail guides are available. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; progra...
Soothing breezes weaving through the mountain passes greet visitors in the heart of the most extensive mountain range fully contained in Texas. Inside this park, built by the CCC, motor into a full hook-up site, backpack to a high overlook or make camp under the trees. Six miles west of Fort Davi...
Fort Davis is a superb example of frontier forts from its era, including both ruins and restorations. A museum in reconstructed barracks vividly interprets frontier military life. Another feature is a sound re-creation of a 19th-century military parade. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, except national h...
Hotel Limpia —This restored 1912 country inn has sturdy, turn-of-the-century oak furniture, second-story veranda and glassed-in sun porch with rattan rockers. On the town square in Fort Davis. 432/426-3237 or 800/662-5517.
This southwestern, pueblo-style adobe lodge has original handcrafted interiors and furnishings dating from its 1930s construction by the CCC. In addition to the guest rooms, the lodge has a full-service restaurant, a group meeting and swimming pool. Admission charge. 432/426-3254 www.tpwd.state.t...
Named for the historic trail that once passed its front door, this small museum was the former home, office and shop of Nick Mersfelter, early resident who was justice of the peace, barber and area music master. Exhibits include pioneer ranch, trail and law enforcement artifacts. Open 1–5 p.m. Tu...
Built in 1932, the observatory's original instrument was an 82-inch reflector; a 107-inch reflector is in a larger dome. Interpretive programs in the George T. Abell Gallery highlight the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the world's third largest. The visitors center, at the foot of Mount Locke, is open 9...
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