Attractions

Top Choice Observatory in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

McDonald Observatory

Free from the light pollution of big cities, the middle of west Texas has some of the clearest and darkest skies in North America, making it the perfect spot for an observatory. Some of the world's biggest telescope…
State Park in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park

The majestic sunrises and sunsets at this remote park rival any we've seen – and we've seen plenty. This wonderful place is just a few miles northwest of Fort Davis on Hwy 118, set amid the most extensive mountain r…
Historic Site in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Fort Davis National Historic Site

A remarkably well-preserved frontier military post with an impressive backdrop at the foot of Sleeping Lion Mountain, Fort Davis was established in 1854 and abandoned in 1891. More than 20 buildings remain – five of…
Museum in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Rattlers & Reptiles

Snakes, spiders, scorpions…all the things you should check your boots for before you put them on can be seen on display at this funky little museum. Sure, the critters on display give some people the willies, but be…
Nature Reserve in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Four miles south of town, the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center exhibits the region's flora in gardens and on trails. Take a 2-mile hike down into a canyon, watch butterflies flitting around wildflower gardens, check …
Museum in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Overland Trail Museum

Pioneer doohickeys and Old West thing-a-majigs are on display in the former home of early settler Nick Mersfelter, located right along the stagecoach route known as the Overland Trail. And it's not just personal wha…