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Cemetery a must

We went into Terlingua in the later afternoon. I fell in love with the cemetery it is so unusual... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Robin T
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Winnie, Texas
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Must visit stop off at edge of Big Bend

Well worth a detour; did not stop long - cemetary well worth a visit (historic marker), giving an... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Daleslady
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North Yorkshire
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Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 405-795-3905
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We went into Terlingua in the later afternoon. I fell in love with the cemetery it is so unusual and neat. I think the cemetery is a must see. We also went into the starlight which is a very neat place too and a popular...More

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way to Visit this place Not much different from many west Texas towns that are officially inhabited Buy $3.50 beer and sit on front porch of store and sweat with the other tourists Watch them smoke and see an occasional...More

Thank rsegraves
Reviewed 24 May 2018

What an experience!! We stayed 2 nights at the Teachers House (through Big Bend Holliday Hotel). Perfect!!! We were able to walk to Starlight Theater, the cute little coffee shop and the old cemetery. Our front porch had excellent views, great for morning coffee and...More

2  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Well worth a detour; did not stop long - cemetary well worth a visit (historic marker), giving an insight into a bustling past that is no longer.

1  Thank Daleslady
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Good place to stay at while visiting big bend. We stayed at a Casita and a teepee ..both very awesome experiences. Kids loved it

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I loved the vibe and amazing feel to this town. There is frame worthy sight where ever you look. People can find this town creepy but it’s a must see place if you are in the area.

1  Thank priya832
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Good spot to use as base camp for big bend np. Much more accessible than Marathon. Better road, closer to the park and many more motels, camps and restaurants.

Thank C L
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Terlingua is a true gem. It is a ghost town that had it's heyday during the mercury mining era at the turn of the 20th century. It has been revived by artisans, old hippies and people enjoying a strongly community connected way of life in...More

2  Thank Selarz
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The Ghost Town of Terlingua is not in Big Bend. There is a nice gift store to check out. The Starlight Theatre has good music. There are once-abandoned buildings made into people's homes.

1  Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is a unique experience and you have to visit the town when in Big Bend National Park. It has a truly different grave yard on the edge of town. Old markers and recent offerings and unique tributes on the graves - both old and...More

2  Thank dougcundall
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