Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens

Located 4 miles SE from Fort Davis on Hwy 118, the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens is comprised of 507 acres of semi-desert grasslands and igneous rock outcrops with a riparian canyon and spectacular views from all
directions. Visitors may explore the nearly 5 miles of hiking trails which range
from the more strenuous Modesta Canyon Trail that leads into a hidden canyon
with its year-round spring, to the moderate Clayton’s Overlook Trail which
provides a 360-degree hilltop view plus a Geology Exhibit, to a combination of
other adventurous trails.
Inside the fenced Botanical Gardens enjoy the stroll along the ½-mile Trans-Pecos
Natives Path, as well as take in the sights at the Pollinator Garden and Overlook,
the Scenic Vista Trail, the Native Grasses exhibit, and over 200 species and
subspecies of Chihuahuan Desert cacti at the Maxie Templeton Cactus Museum
Collection.
Discover grassland birds at the Bird Blind with its 30-ft. long water feature, learn
about the mining of the Big Bend Region at the Mining Heritage Exhibit, and enjoy the
Powell Visitor Center and Gift Shop.
Open Mon-Sat. 9-5; Sundays 12:30-5:00.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day.
Adults: $6.50 each; Children 12 and under: Free
432-364-2499
www.cdri.org

Website: www.cdri.org
Phone: (432) 364-2499
Email: programs@cdri.org

Girl Scouts Of The Permian Basin

Year round leadership development program for girls ages 5-17.
Education & camping for youth, Group facility rentals.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm

Phone: (432) 364-2201
Email: campmitrepeak@gspb.org

Historic Prude Ranch Continuing Education Programs

Jeff Davis County Library

 

Located in Memorial Square, Fort Davis, TX

Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Phone: 432-426-3802
Address: PO Box 1054, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Old Overland Trail Museum

The museum is located on the historic San Antonio-El Paso Road/Southern Overland Trail. It contains many unique and varied displays depicting early life in the West including the original Valentine Post Office and telephone switchboard, early medical paraphernalia, a restored pioneer settlers’ kitchen, an original curling machine, and numerous early photographs of pioneer settlers and buildings. The Museum is owned and operated by The Fort Davis Historical Society. Donations Accepted.

Hours: Tours available via reservations. Contact Pam at 713-304-9235 to schedule a guided tour.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Fort.Davis.Museum
Phone: (713) 304-9235
Email: oldoverlandtrail@gmail.com
Address: 511 N. Fort St. , (and 3rd St.), Fort Davis, TX 79734

IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES:

Museum of the Big Bend

Start your journey to Big Bend at the Museum of the Big Bend!
For more than 90 years the Museum of the Big Bend has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the vast Big Bend region. Encompassing the Davis Mountains and the borderlands of Mexico, the Big Bend has been inhabited for over 11,000 years. The Museum showcases this human history and culture reflected through the contributions of the Native Americans, the Spanish, the Mexicans and American settlers. The Museum hosts rotating exhibits including Trappings of Texas
featuring the best of contemporary Western art and custom cowboy gear every April.
The Museum is located in Alpine at the northeast corner of the Sul Ross State
University campus and can be reached from Entrance Four from Harrison Street.
Admission and Parking is Free! Donations are always welcomed. The Museum is
handicap accessible. Guided tours are available by appointment.
Hours: Closed on Mondays
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Visit our Facebook page.
Website:
www.museumofthebigbend.com
Phone: (432) 837-8143
Email: maggie.rumbelow@sulross.edu
Address: 400 N Harrison, Alpine, TX 79832

Website: www.museumofthebigbend.com
Phone: (432) 837-8143
Email: maggie.rumbelow@sulross.edu
Address: 400 N Harrison, Alpine, TX 79830

ROMP (Responsible Ownership of Marfa Pets)

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)