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“Star Party was Wonderful!”

McDonald Observatory
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Corpus Christi, Texas
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Star Party was Wonderful!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

If you're in West Texas, a Star Party at McDonald Observatory will be a highlight of your trip. We bought tickets on the web ahead of time since they have tons of visitors during the winter holiday.

The entire experience was amazing. Dress warmly in December, and look forward to a great time.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful star party experience!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Go to a star party, seeing the stars through the big telescopes is something I will treasure for a lifetime. Loved this place, its well set up and easy to visit.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Wendy C
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Fort Worth, Tx
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Guide was terrific! On time for the tour and other things to look at while in their store.”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great tour and information.Guide was terrific and on time. Very informative and worth the small charge. Greta little store to buy gifts.

Visited December 2012
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Houston
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Star Party”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Star Party is unique and very interesting. Saw Jupiter through the big telescope. The Hot Chocolate kept us warm.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Elizabeth C
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome but too cold!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Star Party was great but it was too cold, for me! The next time I make a trip here it will be in warmer weather.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Mimi C
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