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“Very Unique Place!”
Review of Terlingua

Terlingua
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Owner description: Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.
Hutsonville, IL
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very Unique Place!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We have visited a LOT of western National Parks and have spent a LOT of time in the adjacent small out in the middle of nowhere towns. We fell in love with Terlingua. It is one of the most unique, eccentric, and captivating towns we have ever stayed in. Although there is plenty of tourist "stuff" you have to look over, there is definitely a local scene with lots of very colorful local personalities. Staying there for a week we just got a taste of it but it was interesting and enjoyable and NOT boring! Too bad it is so hard to get to but I guess that is how it developed into such a special place.

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Blackwell, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“river road to teralingua”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

we ate lunch in presidio great food the reall food of this area an old cafe on an abanded hiway...it was locally owned and staffed...then we took off 5 motor cycles on the old river road to teralinga.. dangerous with sharp curves un marked and treacherous patches of sand on the road way hills so steep..visibility wasnt there but that is why bikers flock to maybe the greatest ride in texas..we were on everything... goldwings yamahas and harleys...with some riders screaming off into the distance ahead .. desert . big hills the rio grande and just across the river mexico and big mountains aas far as you can see. ,,,but we all made it safe to the ghost town..to the old trading post where we sat on the porch with a big crew. for this is the afternoon gathering place for this area... and talked the ride..later upon trying to find a motel we had to go on to alpine 90 miles north but a fast road..and once in alpine good food a motel and a few beers at the crystal palace..a good day to be on a motorcycle a good day to be in texas ,,the next day we rode back to the park this is fantastic allthough there is an entry fee.. we rode up to the lodge in big bend nat park..the ride up is great up and up a hill then curves and finally you can see the lodge we had a greart lunch there in the mountains of west texas..

Visited April 2012
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Dallas
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394 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Big Bend National Park”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

I rode in from Presidio, see review on Big Bend State Park, by motorcycle. Stayed at the Adventure Resorts for the Ride 4 Trails fund raiser. My room was OK especially considering where I was, Study Butte/Terlingua, Texas the west entrance to Big Bend National Park. I met a fellow motorcycle rider who is almost my neigbor so we rode all of the paved roads in the Park. I was there by car and camped at Rio Grande Village back in 1974 so this trip was like a totoally new experience. So many awesome pictures. The Chisos Basin would be a good place to stay as a more central location. Study Butte was good too.

Visited October 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“terrible”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Terlingua used to be very historical. now its a old grave yard in the middle of a cluster of old building that have been sold and somewhat fixed up in a crappy fashion for getaways. it was worth going when you could see teh old ghost town and read the history of what happened. now you have to figure out what is private property and what is historical for tourist.

Visited September 2012
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Round Rock, Texas
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179 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Lots to see”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is probably one of the lesser visited national parks due to its remote location. The scenery is beautiful and to fully see everything would take several days. We stayed in Alpine and it was about a 100 mile drive to get to the park. With a 200 mile round trip just to drive from Alpine, we didn't have much time to drive around the park let alone do any walking. None the less it was worth the full day just to see a small portion.
I haven't stayed in any of the areas hotels but my feeling is that if you really want to do any hiking you have to stay nearby.

Visited September 2012
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