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Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour From San Antonio
"Travel along the beautiful scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country with a stop at Johnson City where you'll visit LBJ's boyhood home. Only a short distance away is the town of Stonewall the peach capital of Texas and home to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Enjoy a tour of the LBJ Ranch located along the picturesque Pedernales River.During your tour you will discover how the German migration of the 1840s and 1850s influenced the development of this picturesque area. You will hear about the role of the Texas cowboy and the great cattle drives from South Texas to mid-western markets and you'll learn about the legacies of both LBJ—America’s 36th President—and Lady Bird
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Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Wine Tasting Options
"Travel along the beautiful scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country with a stop at Johnson City where you'll visit LBJ's boyhood home. Only a short distance away is the town of Stonewall the peach capital of Texas and home to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Enjoy a tour of the LBJ Ranch located along the picturesque Pedernales River.During your tour you will discover how the German migration of the 1840s and 1850s influenced the development of this picturesque area. You will hear about the role of the Texas cowboy and the great cattle drives from South Texas to mid-western markets and you'll learn about the legacies of both LBJ—America’s 36th President—and Lady Bird
From $109.00
 
San Antonio Haunted Legends Segway Tour
"You will meet your guide in downtown San Antonio and begin with a safety orientation on operating the segway. You'll glide glide on down to Travis Park for some free-ride time to get acclimated to the segway. You'll make your way to St. Anthony a historic but recently renovated hotel that was linked to a famous unsolved grisly murder many years ago. You'll then cruise over to historic Houston St. home to the beautiful Majestic Theater. Here you'll see the Gunther Hotel which has close ties with the St. Anthony's past and is where Jazz musician Robert Johnson first recorded his seemingly otherwordly sounds.Afterward you'll make your way to Alamo Plaza and the Alamo itself the site of the bloody battle in 1836 and sacred landmark in Texas. From here you'll spot the Emily Morgan hotel; formerly a hospital
From $50.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Big Bend National Park

Provisions

The availability of gas, food, and other goods; along with medical care is limited inside the park and distances are vast. Make sure you stock up and gas up before coming to the park. Carry plenty of...
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Basaic
Dec 31, 2015

Cactuses - Don't try Prickly Pears before Peeling!

The US has four types of warm weather deserts: Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan. Big Bend National Park protects a good sized chunk of the Chihuahuan ecosystem. Hot and seasonal winds make...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

Carry your passport!!

The mistake I made was not having my passport with me when I was travelling near the border with Mexico. I did not actually cross the border, but they have built border patrol posts on the roads...
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Suet
Sep 22, 2009

Dehydration and desert snakes

You'd be completely mad to travel into this park without copious supplies of drinking water on board. The heat in summer sucks all the moisture out of you as you sweat trying to keep cool. Despite the...
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Suet
Sep 22, 2009

Piggy-backing on the Venomous Animals tip

-Turn your shoes/boots upside down on a stick in the ground while you're sleeping to prevent crawlies and rain from getting in.-Bring a snake-bite kit with you.-If bitten, stay calm and seek help...
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ericmurray
Jul 02, 2008

Hey, I’m Not Really a Pig!

Javelinas, also called collared peccaries are not related to the domestic pig at all. Living throughout Big Bend National Park they were frequently seen in our campground. I was sitting outside our...
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KimberlyAnn
May 21, 2008
 
 
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Tarantula killer!

If you look real close in the picture there was a Tarantula killer, a very large wasp (Pompilus formosus), which captures the Texan tarantula (Mygale Hentzii) and places it in its nest as food for its...
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biljah
Sep 12, 2004

Bear and Mountain Lion country

If you see a bear or a mountain lion (also called cougar), walk away from them. Do not run in front of a mountain lion. Make yourself appear bigger than you are by waving your arms around.Do not leave...
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XenoHumph
Oct 10, 2003

Venimous animals

Scorpions, snakes (in particular rattle snakes), spiders... just use common sense and caution. Do not lift stuffs from the ground with your bare hands before checkking under it by nudging it with your...
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XenoHumph
Oct 10, 2003

Heat and sun, lack of water

It's the desert here! Drink lots of water, protect your skin from the unforbidden sun (long sleeve, hat, sun cream). The typical hiker needs 1 gallon of water (about 4 liters) per day. Make sure you...
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XenoHumph
Oct 09, 2003

Flash Floods

Okay, it is a desert, and most of the time it is bone dry. But, when it rains, it is generally violent thunderstorms that pour a huge quantity of water in a short time. River beds (called wash here...
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XenoHumph
Oct 08, 2003

Illegal Immigration and Border Patrol

Big Bend National Park is located at the border with Mexico. It is along a bend of the Rio Grande River (hence the name of the park) which is the separating line between Mexico and the USA. Illegal...
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XenoHumph
Sep 30, 2003

Spiky vegetation

Desert plants have lots of spikes and thorns and all sorts of stuffs that one should not put their hands on!
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XenoHumph
Sep 30, 2003

Top Hotels in Big Bend National Park

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Basin Rural Station, , Texas, 79834, United States
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Chisos Basin, Texas, 79834, United States
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Top Things to Do in Big Bend National Park

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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

In 1901 a homesteader named J. Langford decided this would be a nice place to build a resort. He built a home here and added a motel and a general store/post office in 1927. The resort was popular...
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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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Mule Ears Spring

The Mule ears are a famous rock formation in the park, this trail leads to a springs by the base of the ears. The hike is a couple of miles each way so be prepared with water and good hiking boots....
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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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Top 5 Big Bend National Park Writers

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XenoHumph

"Beautiful, wild and remote Western Texas!"
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Basaic

"Basaic Big Bend National Park Page"
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KimberlyAnn

"Big Bend National Park, Texas U.S.A."
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mtncorg

"Bending on the Border"
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zrim

"Underappreciated National Treasure"
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