Sights & Attractions in Big Bend National Park

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Things to Do in Big Bend National Park

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Big Bend Seminars
The Big Bend National History Association offers one- and two-day...
Educational Institutions Big Bend National Park
 
Birding Talks
Rangers lead two-hour birding tours; binoculars are needed....
Tours Big Bend National Park
 
Castolon Area
There are two tables at this picnic opportunity next to the general...
Restaurants Big Bend National Park
 
Castolon Historic District
Adobe buildings and wooden shacks serve as reminders of the farming...
Towns Big Bend National Park
 
Castolon Visitor Center
Here you'll find some of the most hands-on exhibits the park...
Information Centers Big Bend National Park
 
Chisos Basin
Panoramic vistas, a restaurant with an up-close view of jagged...
Geological Sites Big Bend National Park
 
Chisos Basin Area
There are several tables scattered off the parking lot near the...
Restaurants Big Bend National Park
 
Chisos Basin Road
Ever-changing, this 7-mile road climbs south from Chisos Basin...
Scenic Drives Big Bend National Park
 
Chisos Basin Visitor Center
The center, located at the park's only lodge, is one of the better...
Information Centers Big Bend National Park
 
Dugout Wells
A windmill using the restless desert winds continues to siphon...
Bodies of Water Big Bend National Park
 
Dugout Wells Area
There is a picnic table under the shady cottonwoods off the Dugout...
Restaurants Big Bend National Park
 
Hot Springs
Hikers soak themselves in the 105°F waters alongside the Rio...
Bodies of Water Big Bend National Park
 
Interpretive Activities
Ranger-guided activities are held throughout the park, indoors...
Tours Big Bend National Park
 
Junior Ranger Program
This self-guided program for kids of all ages is taught via a...
Tours Big Bend National Park
 
Mariscal Mine
Hardy, hard-working men and women once coaxed cinnabar, or mercury...
Mines Big Bend National Park
 
Panther Junction Visitor Center
The park's main visitor center, near the base of the Chisos Mountains...
Information Centers Big Bend National Park
 
Persimmon Gap Area
Quiet and remote, this relatively new picnic area has tables...
Restaurants Big Bend National Park
 
Persimmon Gap Visitor Center
Complete with exhibits and a bookstore, this visitor center is...
Information Centers Big Bend National Park
 
Rio Grande Village
Don't be fooled by the name—there's no real village here. There...
Towns Big Bend National Park
 
Rio Grande Village Area
Half a dozen picnic tables are scattered under cottonwoods south...
Restaurants Big Bend National Park
 
Rio Grande Village Visitor Center
Opening days and hours are sporadic and it's closed in summer...
Information Centers Big Bend National Park
 
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
Although it extends only 30 miles, you can easily spend a full...
Scenic Drives Big Bend National Park
 
Santa Elena Canyon
The finale of a short but vigorous hike (1.7 miles round-trip)...
Geological Sites Big Bend National Park
 
Santa Elena Canyon Area
Two tables sit in the shade next to the parking lot at the trailhead...
Restaurants Big Bend National Park
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