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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Description:

Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.

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Loved this quirky little town

So fun driving through. Had dinner at the Starlight Theatre (don't miss!), wandering through the little general store and watching the sunset. Soooo glad we stopped.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Terlingua, Texas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How does one describe this place? I kinda don't want to. It's gotten so much bigger since I was here 4 years ago. I came to see the super moon and get away from all the big city bs. This is where you run off into the dessert where people literally don't give a damn what you think or do... More 

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1 Thank Laura L
Midland, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starlight Theater ---great food --great music---never miss when we go to Lajitas a couple of other bars/restaurants in Terlingua but only have gone to the Starlight--you might get lucky and listen to Laird Considine play and sing--

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Thank 1994NSX
Pilot Point, United States
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80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Terlingua you can see forever. Watch the sunrise over Big Bend and be prepared to have your breath taken away.

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Thank Jerry F
houston
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499 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So fun driving through. Had dinner at the Starlight Theatre (don't miss!), wandering through the little general store and watching the sunset. Soooo glad we stopped.

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1 Thank houstontravelingfool
Dallas, Texas
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228 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I am not sure what we were expecting, but there really is no reason to stop in the town. I don't know what else to say except skip it!

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Thank SuziQinTexas
Houston
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Come with no expectations and your dreams may be fulfilled. Not the least bit interesting compared what is nearby. A bit quirky and artsy craftsy. That's all.

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Thank takatrip2
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This old mining town is worth the stop before or after visiting Big Bend National Park. Not much to see so only need to plan on an hour or so to photograph remnants. There was also a pretty decent cafe for breakfast/lunch, probably the best food you'll get in the area tbh!

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1 Thank Marie R
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

An old Mexican cemetery. It was fun taking pictures for Halloween cards. It's very unique place to see. There are some good place to eat while you are traveling around big bend national park Texas

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Thank Inul S
Texas
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128 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited this area with our motorcycle club. The whole area is fascinating and worth exploring, and we all agreed that we will repeat this trip next year.

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Orange, Texas
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Not a whole lot to the town, it has grown some since the last time we were down there ( 20 yrs ), gotta stop if you are doing the drive from Study Butte to Presidio.

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Thank Steve F

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