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Big Bend National Park Sights

Chisos Basin Visitor Center

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  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

The center, located at the park's only lodge, is one of the better equipped, as it offers an interactive computer exhibit and a bookstore. An adjacent general store has camping supplies, picnic fare, and some produce. There are plenty of nods to the wild, with natural resource and geology exhibits and a larger-than-life representation of a mountain lion. The center sponsors educational activities here and at the nearby Chisos Basin Amphitheater. If you are traveling just to see the visitor center, call ahead; opening and closing times are subject to change due to staffing and seasonal transitions.

Sight Information


Off Chisos Basin Rd., 7 miles southwest of Chisos Basin Junction and 9 miles southwest of Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, Texas, 79834, United States




Sight Details:

  • Nov.–Mar., daily 8:30–5; Apr.–Oct., daily 8:30–4; closed for lunch

Updated 10/21/2013


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