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Hot Springs Historic District

Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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Odessa, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was cool to visit. Short walk from parking. Kids sat with feet in and enjoyed the hot water. To many people soaking in the water for us to get fully in however nice place to visit.

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Flint
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We spent two hours walking around in the Hot Springs area. Plenty to see and do. We enjoyed sitting in the warm springs on the Rio Grande. Bring a towel.

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The ruins of the former resort gave a gray adobe humanity to the are by the parking area and the walk to the rock paintings reminded us of how long man has been using this area. The silt is very sticky as you try to avoid the softest part of the trail.

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Austin, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The drive in was pretty cool... once there you see some of the old buildings and pretty rock formations. But, overall, the view is pretty much what you've been seeing all along the drive to the Rio Grande Village. There are prettier parts to the park than this.

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South Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wander the trails, peek into the old structures of this historic resort and end your visit with a soak. Only the base of this historic spa building remains so you can look out on the river as you soak. Bring a towel and non slip shoes the stones are slick.

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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a collection of ruins from the early 1900s for the most part of a small hot springs-resort/ healing center. The hot springs (two on the American side and three on the Mexican side) function but they are nothing more than what is left of the century-old U.S. facility developed by the Langford (and Natividad) family. As such, the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The ruins are indeed not much. they are not worth the trip. What is worth it is the soak in the hot springs and the drive there down the dirt road. The road can take any car but it is rutted and bumpy. There is a section where only one care can go at a time and if you drive... More 

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Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You can reach the hot spring (but there is very little left of it) from the parking lot or via the trail. We chose the trail and walk the +/_ 6.5 miles mid September 2014 (get a map from the visitor center for details). It was very warm without any clouds. As mentioned on the information sheet, there is no... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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