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Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are I believe 58 souls still living in Terlingua. Most live nearby in Study Butte. Terlingua ain't much it is nice to visit but they really need to clean it up. There is an old cemetery and the ruins of the old mine and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rick B
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Study Butte/Terlingua is essentially the epicenter of a magical environment and hidden gem, the Big Bend region! I own 40 acres about 6 minutes north of the town which is nestled comfortably at the base of Bee Mountain. The town holds the necessary amenities for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AJonathanSchwartz
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

We had heard good things about Terlingua so decided to drive there. Other than an old cemetery, a store and a bar, there was nothing to do. I can’t recommend it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank weisbrew1
Reviewed May 23, 2019

We stayed two nights here to visit Big Bend, but the town is in itself a worthy destination too. So relax!!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

I live here, well not full time anymore but I'll go back down someday to stay. It is possibly the best kept secret in Texas. I've live in a lot of places and Terlingua has the best of most worlds. Music, food, entertainment, people, nature...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nick C
Reviewed April 23, 2019

My husband and I drove from Presidio to Terlingua on our way to Big Bend National Park. In Terlingua there is a Cemetary from 1902 that is listed on the National Register for Historic Sites. Glad we stopped into see this town.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kimberlywY9872DC
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Been wanting to go for 20 years ! Took my mom and was one of my best trips ever ! Make sure you plan before you go and take plenty of water. Many of the hikes are more advanced then you think !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michele S
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Certainly worth a visit to Terlingua. You have to visit The Terlingua Trading Company. It will delight all ages and bring back memories to those who traveled back in the 50's and 60's. Tour the Ghost Town sites (take water because it can get hot)....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jcy20162016
Reviewed April 3, 2019

We were leaving Big Bend and did a detour through Terlingua. If you are in the area give it a look. It’s a small dusty town with some art shops, coffee shops and eating places albeit a few of each. Interspersed in the newer buildings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

I loved this place despite the fact that there truly was almost nothing there. I live in Texas felt like I was a totally different place. Friendly town that shuts down at 9 pm. Beautiful big sky views. Seemed pretty liberal with a ton of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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