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Rio Grande Gorge Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at the visitor’s center here in town which is easy to find right on the main road. Once we pick you up there we will transport you to the launch site where we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour. During the summer months this flight will often be in the Rio Grande Gorge but we always decide where and when to fly based on what is safest for that particular day. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Taos Mountains
From $235.00
 
San Ignacio de Arareko and Tarahumara Private Tour from Creel
"On this private half-day tour your guide will pick you up from your Creel hotel or a central meeting point in downtown and take you to see some of the most interesting places around Creel and the Tarahumara town of San Ignacio de Arareko.  you will see the interesting rock formations of Valley of the Mushrooms Frogs and Monks. You will admire amazing landscapes and views of green forests and the Sierra Madre Occidental. You'll also visit the San Ignacio Mission which sits in the middle of the town and the Arareko lake.As you tour the area your guide will provide insight into the Tarahumara culture and traditions along with the geography and natural history of the region. Keep your camera handy for endless photo ops of the breathtaking landscape. Your last stop is Cueva de Sebastian and you can choose the return time as this is a private tour and you will have ti"""Enjoy a guided
From $100.00
 
Hill Country Magic Tour
"A working cattle ranch true to how it existed in the 1860's.A reconstruction of his birthplace that President Johnson personally oversaw.The ranch is also the site of the former President's final resting place.In the spring behold the beauty of Texas wildflowers a longtime project of Mrs. Johnson's.Come along and enjoy the culture beauty and history of this unique area. The exhibits and history of the ranch give visitors a thorough look at the life of an American president.The tour continues along scenic Hill Country backroads to the charming German community of Fredericksb once the edge of the frontier and home to brave German pioneers beginning in the mid-1800's. Lunch is on your own at one of the many fine restaurants in Fredericksburg
From $96.00

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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis is a XIXth century fort built to defend american expansion to the West against Indians (Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas) and Mexicans. It was located on one of the major roads of the time, the San Antonio-El-Paso. Military infantry and cavalry men were posted for several years in this remote location. Some of them were "buffalo soldiers", i.e. african-americans.
Most buildings date from the 1860ies. A few contain exhibitions illustrating the lifes of the soldiers of the time, and the history of the region. It is extremely interesting! Imagine the hardship of living there in the middle of nowhere at the time! Plus, the setting of the Fort is beautiful, right against a cliff made of old lava flows. Finally these buildings look really nice and quaint.

It costs $3 per person (pass valid for 7 days). Open every day 8 am to 5 pm.

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Nov 04, 2003

Nearby Attractions

There are a variety of other attractions nearby in West Texas: Fort Davis National Historic Site is an old fort from the days of western expansion; nearby state parks include: Big Bend Ranch State Park; Fort Leaton State Historic Site; and Davis Mountains State Park. There are also: The ghost town in Terlingua; the Big Bend Museum in Alpine; and the Marfa Lights for UFO buffs.

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Things to Do Near Fort Davis National Historic Site

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Santa Elena Canyon Trail

Santa Elena Canyon sits in the southwest corner of the park next to the Rio Grande river and the border with Mexico. The river cuts through the adjacent cliff in this area creating a dramatic canyon....
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Hot Springs

If you would like a longer walk, instead of returning the way you came after visiting the Hot Springs continue on past the springs. You will come to a fork. The left fork loops up onto the top of the...
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Chisos Mountains

The Chiso basin is a high plateau created by an ancient volcano that created the surrounding Chiso Mountains. Some of the best hiking in the park is here along with the highest abundance of wildlife...
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Boquillas Trail

When the official border crossing closed, trade coming across the border here slowed down a lot but did not stop. These enterprising Mexicn goatherders had a sideline selling souvenirs to tourists...
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Window Trail

The Window is one of the most popular views in the park, and has become one of the symbols of Big Bend National Park. This pour off channels all the rainwater from the high Basin to a sudden 200 foot...
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McDonald Observatory

The heart of the Davis Mountains seems to be the ultimate spot for isolation away from city lights and polluted air, ideal for a state-of-the-art modern astronomical observatory. Run by the University...
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Getting to Fort Davis National Historic Site

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Fort Davis, Texas 79734

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  • Sunday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 08:00 to 17:00

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