Guadalupe Mountains National Park Sights

Frijole Ranch History Museum

  • Frijole Ranch Rd. north of U.S. 62/180 Map It
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Educational Institution
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Displays and photographs depict ranch life and early park history inside this old ranch-house museum, occupying what is believed to be the region's oldest intact structure. Hiking trails, which are easy to travel and great for kids, spoke off from the shady, tree-lined grounds; one leads to wildlife oases Manzanita Spring and Smith Spring. Due to staffing shortages, the museum might be closed, especially in summer "low" season, so call ahead. Still, this is a worthwhile (and accessible) destination, as you can explore the ranch grounds replete with outbuildings, an orchard and still-functioning irrigation system. It is also a peaceful setting reflecting echoes of the past.

Sight Information

Address:

Access road 1 mile northeast of Headquarters Visitors Center, Frijole Ranch Rd. north of U.S. 62/180, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, 79847, United States

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Phone:

915-828–3251

Website: www.nps.gov/gumo

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Grounds open daily; museum daily 8–4:30

Published 07/22/2015

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