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.; progr...
This is 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. Open seven days a week. Admission charge. Six miles west of Fort Davis on Texas 118 at Park Road 3. ww...
This site 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 ho...
This restored 1912 country inn has sturdy, turn-of-the-century oak furniture, second-story veranda and glassed-in sun porch with rattan rockers. 101 Memorial Square. www.hotellimpia.com
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 room and swimming pool. Admission charge. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/sta...
This small museum was the former home, office and shop of Nick Mersfelter, an early resident who was justice of the peace, barber and area music master. Exhibits include pioneer ranch, and law enforcement artifacts. Open 1-5 p.m. daily; closed January and February. Admission charge. 511 N. Fort S...
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, one of the world's largest. Visit the website for admission charges and information o...
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