Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center

Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center

Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center
4.5
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The center offers exhibits and information about the archeological, historical, and natural history of the Big Bend region.
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Eppi1954
Denton, TX188 contributions
Oct 2022
If you are just driving through Big Bend Ranch State Park, you do not need to pay the park fee. That part was confusing. However, if you plan to stop, hike, etc, you do need to pay the fee. The visitor center has a free very lengthy educational museum. They also have a nice free desert garden. Don't be confused - it is not the courtyard one. It was an OK stop.
Written November 21, 2022
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utilityguy1
Guthrie, OK18 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
Easy to access with large parking spaces. TPD staff were awesome. The multi-use trails were great.
Written February 22, 2012
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woman3109
Des Moines, Iowa33 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Located on the east side of Big Bend Ranch as part of the visitor center. Nice introduction to the area and archeological finds in the area.
Written March 29, 2017
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,649 contributions
Apr 2021
Located at the eastern end of Big Bend Ranch State Park near Lajitas, the Visitor Center is the place to get day use and camping permits (trailheads have self-pay options so no worries if you miss this stop). Most of the Visitor Center was off-limits due to covid-19 restrictions. Restroom facilities are open, as well as a.botanical garden with plants characteristic of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Written April 23, 2021
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satxdiver
San Antonio, TX250 contributions
Nov 2020
I have been here several times before over the years. Due to the pandemic no one was allowed inside the building. You walked up to a window covered with plexiglass and a ranger talked to you answering your questions. The ranger gave out needed permits and collected fees. The outside display out back was closed but the restrooms were open. They had a good bulletin board display which answered most questions and let one know what was available.
Written November 22, 2020
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
The Barton Warnock Visitor Center is a must stop if you're driving down Highway 70 between Terlingua/Lajitas and Presidio (a beautiful drive that should not be missed if you're in Big Bend Country). Why? Because Big Bend Ranch State Park isn't quite as developed as Big Bend National Park, and this is the eastern visitor center for the park. We drove past it, and then had to drive back to get our permit ($5/adult during peak months and $3 during non-peak months). The park ranger at the desk was great and answered a lot of our questions (which was very helpful as we had been to Big Bend Country a few times before but somehow never hiked in the state park)! If you're hiking in the state park, the rangers have made some great little maps specific to certain hikes - these will help you (as the hiking trails and paths aren't well marked, especially at certain times of year - after rains)! They also have a little museum, a small gift shop, and some clean bathrooms. Don't pass it up.
Written December 13, 2017
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Philip M
Cusco, Peru86 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
I've stopped here a couple of times when camping in Big Bend State Park. The park rangers on duty are consistently friendly, patient, and extremely helpful. They obviously love the place and are happy to share all that they know about it with anyone.
Written December 4, 2016
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cgilheany
Lajitas, TX41 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
A definite must-see when in the area.

The staff are some of the friendliest and knowledgeable in the area.....

The museum will take you back in time. A true gem.
Written July 26, 2016
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ehilgeman
Austin, TX38 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
We came here to figure out the best trails to hike in Big Bend State Park with our dogs and thank goodness we did. It turns out they only allow dogs on 3-4 trails in the entire park because of mountain lions. (Just sayin' but they're OK with PEOPLE getting eaten by mountain lions on those other trails, just not dogs???) Anyway, the process was that they had a very chatty old man on the front porch with a map, who really didn't have any detailed information. So, we had to go inside and stand on a long-ish line to talk to the ranger. Looks like pretty much everyone had to progress to the ranger, rather than getting the info they needed from the guy on the porch (sorry, guy, you were fun to chat with!) By the time we finished with the ranger, we didn't have time left for the "educational" part of the facility. They do have cool T-shirts there, though. Wish they also had more rangers.
Written June 8, 2016
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TrueTexasTraveler
Amarillo, TX1,045 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
This fantastic visitors center is a must stop before heading into Big Bend Ranch State Park. You will learn about the plants and wildlife that inhabit Big Bend along with the incredible rock formations around the park. There is a store where you can buy a lot of necessary gear for spending a few days in the park. The rangers are incredibly helpful too and will talk with you about your time in the park to make sure you have the best stay possible.
Written January 2, 2016
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