Alpine Travel Guide

  • Granada Theatre
    Granada Theatre
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  • Museum of the Big Bend
    Museum of the Big Bend
    by Basaic
  • Brewster County Courthouse
    Brewster County Courthouse
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Alpine Things to Do

  • Meet the Locals

    As always one of my favorite things to do is meet the locals. Ted Gray was not the only local I met during my stay there, I also met a very pretty young redhead named Melissa. She had beautiful eyes too, she just had trouble keeping them open for a photograph.

  • Read About the Old West

    The book written about Ted Gray is called "The Last Campfire" and it tells the story of his fascinating life. The book he wrote is called "Shades of the West" and is a series of short stories about his life and the people he has met. I recommend both.

  • Meet Ted Gray

    The morning after my stay in Alpine at the Holland Hotel I awoke early and reloaded the car. As I was walking back to the hotel I saw a distinguished looking older man walking in front of me with a cane. I opened the door for him and we started talking. He was Ted Gray a regular fixture and long time resident of the area. He told me a little of his...

  • Museum of the Big Bend

    The Museum of the Big Bend is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University on the east edge of the town of Alpine. It offers an excellent introduction to the cultural heritage and natural features of the Big Bend through it's permanent displays and temporary installations. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 PM...

  • See the Historic Brewster County...

    Although people have passed through this area for thousands of years, the first permanent settlement was established in 1882 when the railroad came here. This was a prime spot for the railroad because of the abundance of water from Burgess Springs. At first the town was called Murphyville and when Brewster County was formed it became the county...

  • Hike, hike baby

    Hike up Sul Ross mountain behind the university and see if you can figure out where the old "desk" used to be. The trails are pretty well maintained and it is an easy hike. You can also hike up 'A' mountain on the south side of town. You'll probably see some deer and maybe even javelina. They won't attack you if you don't attack them.


Alpine Hotels

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  • Hampton Inn Alpine

    2607 West Highway 90, Alpine, Texas, 79830, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Holland Hotel

    Since I was already inside the hotel eating at the Edelweiss Restaurant & Brewery, I decided to see...

  • Best Western Alpine Classic Inn

    2401 E Highway No 90, Alpine, TX 79830

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Alpine Restaurants

  • Great Food in West Texas; Plus Beer!!

    While driving down US Highway 90 through West Texas, I decided to stop for dinner in Alpine. I saw a sign for the Edelweiss Restaurant & Brewery. Since I am a fan of German Cuisine I stopped here. The decor was very nice with a distinct German flavor and a touch of Christmas since it was in december. The menu was pretty varied and I opted for the...

  • A little overpriced

    The Reata is a great place to go to dinner...if you are willing to spend some money. Their dinner specials are constantly updated and range from quail to buffalo and their carne asada is to die for. During the day the lunch prices are much more reasonable. Whereas for dinner the prices range from $10 to the mid $20s lunch prices are around $7. All...

  • Best burritos in town

    This place has the best burritos and burgers/fries in town. Get the trashcan burrito with chile on the side. Or a burger. Either way it's delicious! It is very small, usually busy and they are not in a hurry, but the price is right and the grub is tasty. Burritos, burger and fries.


Alpine Transportation

  • by KenMore Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The easiest way to get to Alpine is to drive, but you can also take a train, bus, or airplane. Greyhound bus has a stop in Alpine and so does Amtrak passenger train (
    The airport has facilities to accommodate most privately owned small aircraft; however, there is currently no commercial airlines service to the airport. The closest commercial airports are located in Midland-Odessa and El Paso.

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Alpine Local Customs

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    by desertsurfer Written Oct 11, 2007

    People out here tend to wave alot. They are friendly. Don't wave at the Border Patrol when you pass them on the highway. They could interpret it as you trying to signal them and that will waste your time. Wave at everyone else. The guy on the side of the road near the Town N Country in Alpine? His name is Ray. That's his thing, to stand there staring at cars. Wave at him. And don't expect for anything to go fast at the TNC. It won't and you will end up frustrated.

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Alpine Off The Beaten Path

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    by Atlantic1 Written Sep 5, 2007

    Alpine is another small town, way off the tourist path and in middle of hills of south west Texas. It is couple of hours from Odessa TX and an hour from Mexican boarder.

    Close by there is mysterious Marfa lights usually seen near U.S. Route 67 on Mitchell Flat east of Marfa. Local believe that they are UFO’s and there is an observation building. I was there for couple of hours and didn’t see any light, but it was fun.

    It is a great place if you want to be really away from everything and rest for a week, I wouldn’t do it for two weeks though!

    A view of the Alpine hills from a local hotel
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