1905 SW Frontage Road
Van Horn, TX 79855
Phone: (432) 283-7444
Fax: (432) 283-7234
Located on 507 beautiful acres, this magnificent venue features a 20-acre Botanical Gardens to the Cactus & Succulent Greenhouse with over 200 species of Chihuahuan Desert cacti, a visitors center, a gift shop, two moderately strenuous hiking trails, and spectacular views. Workshops, fieldtrips, and lectures are also offered year-round
One of the most scenic parks in Texas, this state park offers several miles of hiking trails, camping sites, and an interpretive center. Activities to enjoy will visiting include camping, sightseeing, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking.
You'll find the largest live rattle snake exhibits in the world at this unique museum that features a variety of live snake and reptile exhibits including over 100 snakes, spiders, and scorpions.
Situated atop the Davis Mountains in West Texas, McDonald Observatory is home to a number of telescopes that help in viewing the wonders of the night sky. This facility is a wing of the University of Texas and aids research in astronomy as well as public outreach and education. Marvel at galaxies, stars, black holes or planets with a view from the telescopes. Star parties, public tours as well as activities for students and teachers are also organized and conducted here.
Fort Davis is an integral part of America's military history and is a site of national importance. The strategy behind building the fort was to protect the travellers, mail coaches and other people who travelled to California in the pursuit of gold. Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches were the main tribes that spelled trouble for the travellers and soldiers at Fort Davis patrolled the area on a regular basis. Eventually, in 1891 the site was abandoned and was neglected for seventy long years, only to be recognized as a national historic site in 1961.
Covering over 507 acres (205 hectares), this vast region of the Chihuahuan Desert is one of the most biologically rich and diverse arid regions in the world. The beauty of the surroundings, replete with local and exotic flora and fauna, makes this a breathtaking place. Take a hike along its trails and explore several springs, unusual rock formations and over 200 rare species of cacti.
The Presidio County Courthouse was built in 1886, and it still stands today as an attraction for tourists in Marfa. Call for more information.
In the quaint town of Marfa, Texas, most know for the 'Marfa Lights' mystery, one may not find the lush, green image that is regularly associated with parks. Nonetheless, the town still is home to a few parks that are frequented by locals as well as visitors looking for a quiet place to sit, walk, run, or ,perhaps, just gaze at those notorious lights. The Vizcaino Park is one such venue, located off the Golf Course Road. Besides being an open space, the park also plays host to community events.