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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Description: This large desert makes up most of Big Bend National Park.

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Understand Before You Visit

Prepare for your visit. Understand what wildflowers will be in blown. Know when the cacti bloom. Learn about those who settled in this region long ago. Learn about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Prepare for your visit. Understand what wildflowers will be in blown. Know when the cacti bloom. Learn about those who settled in this region long ago. Learn about the relationship among the border folks on both sides of the Rio. Learn about the geology of the area. Doing all these things may give you a better perspective on what you're... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I, of course love deserts. The gravel with native plants and the rocks and hills and mesas all run up or down as you follow the paths. You can see for miles. The sun is warm. The heat when it comes is from the ground. Because of the volcanic nature this desert has some bands of colors and white that... More 

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Honey Grove, Texas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This desert cannot be seen in one day. There is too much of it and many of the back roads are primitive. It is a wonderful place to spend some time and clear your head.

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Belton, Texas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Visited the desert by the dinosaur fossil exhibit and the north entrance @ Persimmon Gap (the desert is really the park with rocks, geological formations and mountains in it). We had a great time, not at all hot (picked a good time of the year) and the wide expanse is just amazing because the park just seems to go on... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

OMG! The desert was a mass of diverse flowers. We took so many photos! I've never seen such an amazing desert...a very special place.

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Prattville, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

North of Alpine, TX in the Chihuahua Desert is a wonderful Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, another excellent exhibit that included several trails, an excellent mining mock-up, a natural botanical walk and a cactus “warehouse” in a greenhouse. There literally were hundreds of cacti in the greenhouse. We followed up with a 3-mile hike that took us to the bottom of... More 

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Houston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Made a trip up Old Ore Road to Ernst Tanaja... highly recommend hiring a guide or at the very least, have a high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive. Beautiful!

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