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Hot Springs Historic District

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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Richardson, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I don't know what I was expecting but this was certainly not it! We were told from the beginning to not expect much, but I am an optimist. The gravelly road to get to the parking lot was hot and scary on its own. One car was leaving as we pulled in. No one was here....why? Pick up a trail... More

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Houston, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We loved soaking in the natural hot springs. If it gets too hot, just jump into the Rio Grande to cool off. We also enjoyed the petroglyphs as well. The geology of the area was very interesting. We highly recommend it.

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Carefree
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210 reviews 210 reviews
44 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

OK, I'll admit I am a hot spring junkie...have traveled the world and been to many. This was hands down THE WORST hot spring I've ever been to EVER! BEWARE!!! It is right beside the Rio Grande River that reeked of sewage. There were what appeared to be pollution/ detergent-looking bubbles in the water and around the banks. The historic... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Hot Springs buildings are abandoned and lacking doors and windows. The fact that they are constructed of stone probably explains why they are still standing. The trail along the river is pretty, but the Hot Springs are just a concrete tub about 20' x 20' square. A number of people were soaking in the springs, but others had opted... More

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I went here as part of my big bend canoe trip. We halted here for lunch. I did not take change of clothes and so did not enter the hot spring but there were a lot of people soaking themselves in. I might not have soaked myself even if I had change of clothes. The water is supposed to be... More

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El Paso, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
131 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The hot springs is my last destination in Big Bend National Park. The driving road to hot spring is very narrow and is a big challenge to your driving skill. The hot spring is not so big as I thought and the water is not clean enough. If you don't have enough time, hot spring should be your last optional... More

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Tulsa
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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

here are the remains of a one time resort along the banks of the rio grande river. palm trees, motel rooms, general store and what remains of the hot springs bath house, which was destroyed by a flood, are worth the short walk. people still use the remains of the foundation of the hot springs to soak and relax.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our day started at 21 degrees fahrenheit up at Chisos and two and a half hours later we were in the hot springs soaking in 105 water right next to Rio Grande flowing by! What more can one ask of life?

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was one of my favorite parts of the park. There's a short walk along the Rio Grande to the hot springs. It's really relaxing to soak there, right near the river. You can jump out and into the river to cool off.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

As far as we could tell, there is just the one not spring and it is small. However, it was still fun to see and the color contrast next to the Rio Grande is beautiful. The area is also interesting, with three of the original structures still standing and some Indian petroglyphs and pictographs visible on the rock wall.

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