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Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center

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Fm 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-0375
+1 432-424-3327
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Worth the time if in Big Bend

We drove down the road from Big Bend to visit the river road that travels along the Rio Grande. Big... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
charleslmims
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San Antonio, Texas
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Good place to stop

Stop here and get a map and find out any specifics of the route you plan to drive and/or hike... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Lisa S
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The center offers exhibits and information about the archeological, historical, and natural history of the Big Bend region.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Fm 170, Terlingua, TX 79852-0375
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+1 432-424-3327
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"big bend ranch state park"
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"interpretive center"
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"great place to start"
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"desert garden"
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"hiking trails"
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"excellent museum"
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"big bend area"
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"park ranger"
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"the river"
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"permit"
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"exhibits"
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"plants"
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"region"
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"geology"
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"attractively"
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We drove down the road from Big Bend to visit the river road that travels along the Rio Grande. Big Bend Ranch State Park is where the Centre is located. The minimal fee is admission to the museum and to the park. The park is...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Stop here and get a map and find out any specifics of the route you plan to drive and/or hike. Flush toilets yay for those! Helpful informative rangers will make your day. Look for the beautiful blue bonnet flowers here too.

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great place and very helpful staff who got us on a beautiful route with several great hikes! Would definitely go again! A plus is that you take your on 3 trails!!!

Thank Dorothee H
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Barton Warnock Visitor Center is a must stop if you're driving down Highway 70 between Terlingua/Lajitas and Presidio (a beautiful drive that should not be missed if you're in Big Bend Country). Why? Because Big Bend Ranch State Park isn't quite as developed as...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Huge state park, this is the visitor center on the eastern edge. Helpful ranger outlined things to see. The exhibit was informative and had an environmental message, following development in this area over long periods.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a great place to start a first visit to Big Bend National Park or Big Bend Ranch State Park. The "Walk through Time" is highly informative and attractively laid out. You literally walk through 5-6 rooms and go from distant geologic time to...More

Thank thoroughbred21
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stopped here to check out the museum. Very friendly staff, excellent museum , and desert gardens. Park Rangers were very helpful and gave ideas of things to see.

Thank lynnhH9929OF
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This excellent center will tell you the entire story of the region from millions of years ago to present day. I learn something new each time I stop.

Thank sanantoniopete
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The desert garden is wonderful. We enjoyed seeing the numerous desert plants, observed while hiking in the area, identified. The indoor exhibits were interesting too. The gift shop has a good selection of book, tees, etc.

Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a small interpretive center but it greatly enhanced my experience while hiking at the state park. Especially interesting if you have any curiosity about geology, also the exhibit covers animals and plans of the area.

Thank holicow
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