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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

P.O. Box 285, Canyon, TX
806-656-2244
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Canyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, State Parks, Ancient Ruins
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: A dramatic 60-mile long and 800-foot deep canyon noted for its excellent hiking, birding, fishing and mountain biking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beauty of a State Park in Texas, worth to go to. Park Rangers give you much information, and the children's program is nice to do for the children, to become junior rangers. Absolutely a must-see in Texas! Hiking is beautiful, but a very hot experience, you need to take much water with you to reduce the risk... More

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Victoria, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There was only one pay station open into the park and the line got long fast. Definitely needed to open the other pay station to help move the cars along. The gift shop wasn't open due to construction (I think). We went during the morning so we didn't get to see the Texas Musical - I heard it was fantastic.... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm a native Texan and finally made it to this jewel, hidden in the panhandle of Texas. Don't be fooled by the photos of the Lighthouse. You can only see if after hiking for 3 miles into the canyon and we were not prepared to carry a gallon of water and deal with the temperatures in the 90's. But, the... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We really enjoyed driving thru the canyons, but the highlight of the trip was the musical TEXAS. Awe inspiring and the tribute to our troops brought tears to my eyes. They are especially considerate of the handicapped and go out of their way to accommodate the needs of our adults with special needs. We can't wait to go back and... More

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Seattle
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140 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yeah, it was way bigger than I thought it was. The cliffs and interesting colors and formations were spectacular. An awesome place to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ziplined and hiked in the canyons after driving around all day. THen we watched the "Texas" play using the canyon walls as their set. Next time we'll bring the camper and stay a night or two. Just gorgeous!

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Midland, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've only heard about The Palo Duro State through friends. They said it was a place I needed to see to believe. They said it is one of the most desolate and beautiful locations you'll ever find in the Great Plains. They were under stating the beauty. First, we coincided our visit with the season finalè of the locally funded... More

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texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The show was great, but make sure to sit in upper seats to the center and left for better view and quick exit. If you sit to the right you miss something's. The finale is awesome! The chuck wagon dinner was good but not worth the $ especially if you don't eat potato salad, coleslaw and red beans. You get... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great place to visit with any of your friends that like national parks in the US. It is well managed like all the US parks I have been to and large enough for you to feel you are in the wilderness but small enough to make you feel you can enjoy all of the space in a... More

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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The views are outstanding and the drive down the canyon side through to the floor is something else! Me and my wife we mesmerised by it all. A really amazing experience! How anyone can hit less than 5 likes is unthinkable!!!

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