The West Texas Bucket List

Your guide to the top things to do and see in West Texas. Davis Mountains - Far west Texas isn't just open desert like the movies would have you believe. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational programming... More McDonald Observatory - The stars at night are extra big and bright at this … Continue reading The West Texas Bucket List

Star Gazing at McDonald Observatory

The stars at night are extra big and bright at this West Texas mountaintop observatory. Hundreds of miles from bright city lights, the McDonald Observatory offers stargazers unbeatable views. Plan your visit around catching a Star Party where you'll have access to outdoor telescopes at the observatory's park and an interactive overview of the night sky. … Continue reading Star Gazing at McDonald Observatory

The Gage Hotel in West Texas

The Gage Hotel is located in the charming town of Marathon that still has a frontier feel to this day. On the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places, the Gage Hotel was built in 1926 by successful rancher Alfred Gage and later converted into a hotel. Guests can stay in the historic Western style hotel, … Continue reading The Gage Hotel in West Texas

The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Far west Texas isn't just open desert like Hollywood movies would have you believe. The Davis Mountains rise up above the open plain and exposing interesting rock formations along the canyon walls. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational Ranger programming. Trails range from easy stroll to challenging, offering something for … Continue reading The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Top Photo Ops in Marfa, Texas

A tiny blip on the radar, Marfa is a far West Texas town turned cultural art mecca. Getting there won't be easy though -- the nearest airports are located in El Paso and Midland and are both about 3 hours away -- but we promise the extra effort will be worth it! In this tiny … Continue reading Top Photo Ops in Marfa, Texas