Sunday, February 07, 2010

May we suggest a brief stop on the way to Big Bend?

Travelers from east Texas often drive through Fort Stockton and turn south towards Big Bend National Park just before Marathon.  A new do-it-yourself visitors center was dedicated on Friday, at the corner of that turnoff at Hwys 90 and 385.  Do yourself a favor and stop there to pick up information about visiting the Big Bend, the Davis Mountains and the Trans might discover a new place to explore!

Also at the visitors center is a detailed interpretive panel about the history of the region. There are many of these all around Brewster County to help you get more out of your stay.  They're great background for your trips--there are panels on many topics....long abandoned military garrisons, unique geological features, early human history of the region, and mining history to name a few.

The visitors center and interpretive panels are the brainchild of Brewster County Tourism Council and the hard work of many, many folks in the largest county in the state!  They want you to get the most out of your slow down, take a look, and accept their invitation to explore their (large) corner of the Far West Texas and the Texas Mountain Trail!

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