Welcome to Central West Texas
The small towns of west Texas have become more than just the gateway to Big Bend National Park. Fort Davis, Marfa, Alpine and Marathon have a sprawling, easy-going charm and plenty of ways to keep a road-tripper entertained. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the galleries and museums in Marfa, while outdoor adventurers can hike and camp in the Davis Mountains, where stargazing at McDonald Observatory is highly recommended. And if you're fond of quirky sights, bars and lodging, well, this region has got you covered. From mystery lights to a white-buffalo bar to tipis, it's all just a bit offbeat.