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Worth the Visit

Except for the modern vehicles, you might think you are in an old south desert town. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
655billf
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Adolphus, Kentucky
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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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I imagine there are tourists who go to Big Bend National Park and stay in Terlingua because it is one of the two nearest "towns." In that sentence, you should understand "nearest" in relative terms; everything is extremely far in this portion of the country;...More

10  Thank DFW E
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Terlingua is okay to visit if you find yourself with some extra time to kill. If not, just stay in the park and enjoy the gorgeous park views. Terlingua's trading post is fun and has a great selection of gifts and food items. The locals...More

2  Thank Smiles4miles
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One would imagine you only come to Terlingua to visit Big Bend. The former minerstown has been deserted after 1940's but is kind of building up again to serve the tourists. Lots of old buildings and remains are still there and it gives it character....More

Thank Blok
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Texas in Feb. 2018 to visit friends in Mission, Tx...After 9 days ,we went to Big Bend National Park.. We stayed in our camper at the camp ground in Terlingua.. It's the only none there behind the motel; don't...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Except for the modern vehicles, you might think you are in an old south desert town. There is a Mexican style cemetery, a restaurant and a unique store. There are some apparent ruins as well and an old church.

Thank 655billf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small town outside Big Bend National Park. Not much to do or see and looks desolate and poor. There are a few good places to eat.

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've been twice now, and we absolutely love visiting Terlingua. Its like no other place on earth. Very cool town, with surprisingly delicious food and fun people.

Thank Vacationaficionado
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Terlingua Ghost Town is a Photographers Dream, from the pioneer cemetery to the church and other distinct building ruins, this is a sweet place to visit.

Thank King B
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

3  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

1  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

4  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.

2  Thank Daleslady
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