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Sometimes Big Bend Country is referred to as West Texas. Visitors come to Big Bend National Park, the Rio Grande River, Guadalupe National Park, the Davis Mountains and the cities and towns of Big Bend Country, like El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Alpine, Del Rio, Langtry, Marfa, Wink, Terlingua and others.

In Big Bend Country you can surf down a sand dune at Monahans  Sandhills State Park. Or take a dip in one of the largest manmade pools in America at Balmorhea State Park.

Some non-Texans think Texas is all desert, cactus, tumbleweeds wild west type scenery. If that is the Texas you want to see, Big Bend Country is where you'll see it.

Among the State and National Parks and Historic Sites in the Big Bend West Texas Region you will find Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center, in Lajitas. Big Bend Ranch State Park, Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Leaton State Historic Site, Franklin Mountains State Park, Heuco Tanks State Historic Site, Magoffin Home State Historic Site, Wyler Aerial Tramway, Chamizal National Memorial and Fort Davis National Historic Site.

In Big Bend Country you'll find the highest mountain in Texas, the oldest mission, the world's biggest jackrabbit and Paisono Pete, the world's biggest roadrunner. You'll find Judge Roy Bean's legendary Jersey Lilly Saloon in Big Bend Country in Langtry, where you will also find one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers.

Are you planning a Texas Trip? Do you need a Travel Guide, or a Brochure about a Texas Attraction like Six Flags or Schlitterbahn. Are  you looking for information about Lodging or Camping? Do you need Maps with good directions? You will find all the Texas Information you need by visiting one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers located at convenient locations throughout Texas.
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Texas National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, Historic Site & Recreation Areas

Alpine
Known as the "Hub of the Big Bend," Alpine is home to Sul Ross University, the Big Bend Museum and several other attractions.

Balmorhea
This is the location of San Solomon Springs, in Balmorhea State Park.

Big Bend National Park Area
The biggest national park in Texas. And the most scenic. A river called Rio Grande runs through it, creating a beautiful canyon.

Del Rio 
This Texas border town is located on the shores of Lake Amistad and the Rio Grande, offering bird watchers, boaters and fishermen plenty birds, water and fish. Del Rio is also home to a number of museums and the oldest winery in Texas, the Val Verde Winery.

El Paso
El Paso is the largest American city on the Mexican border. Across the Rio Grande, Juarez is Mexico's largest city on the border. The 2 towns have a combined population of over 2 million. 

Fort Davis
This town grew from an army post founded in 1854. This is now a popular tourist and camping area due to the pleasant climate. The oldest inn in Texas is located in Fort Davis.

Fort Stockton
Way out in far west West Texas, on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, Fort Stockton is a town full of "Old West" and "Old Texas" history.

Langtry
Judge Roy Bean made this town famous when he named it after an English actress he was smitten with, Lillie Langtry, known as the "Jersey Lilly."

Marathon
Marathon has a mild climate, attracting Texans, in winter, searching for warmth, there are many outdoor recreational opportunities, plus, Marathon is close to Mexico, the McDonald Observatory, Big Bend State Park and more.

Marfa
Home of the mysterious "Marfa Lights," this tiny West Texas town plays host to thousands of visitors each year, who come to watch this unexplained light show. The lights have been viewed practically every night since 1883, but no one has yet been able to explain why they occur.

Midland
The "Oil and Gas Capital of Texas," There is more to Midland than oil.. In addition to being home to President George W. Bush, Midland also houses several museums and a minor-league baseball team.

Monahans
This is oil country and also the location of 4,000 acres of Sahara-like sand dunes.

Odessa
Known as the town that inspired the book and movie and TV show, "Friday Night Lights," Odessa has come a long way from its oil town boom days. Odessa is now home to a range of attractions, performing arts and events.

Pecos
Famous for its cantaloupes, treasured by gourmets all over America.

Pine Springs and Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Pine Springs is the closest town to the headquarters of Guadalupe National Park, with Guadalupe Peak, the tallest mountain in Texas at 8,749 feet.

Presidio
Presidio means garrison or fort in Spanish, which is fitting, because it was a fort for the Spaniards. Presidio remains much as it was during the Spanish era.

Sanderson
Designated the Cactus Capital of Texas, Sanderson is also known as "The Town Too Mean For Judge Roy Bean" and has the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in West Texas.

Terlingua
On the first Saturday in November thousands of Chiliheads meet here for the International Chili Cook-Off.

Van Horn
Several highways, including I-10 meet in Van Horn making it a popular overnight stay for travelers. 

Wink
Roy Orbison's home town. With 2 sinkholes.



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