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The Lost Alaskan
DOES NOT TAKE ONLINE RESERVATIONS. Because we are a popular spot for many yearly travelers, we fill up fast we encourage serious campers to call for rates. We enjoy the one on one of a phone call. The park is busy so online reservations don't always work out. Sorry, it is first come, first served, unless you call! We do not hike up our prices during the holidays or big events, however we do not give discounts during those times either. So give us a call or send us an email with any questions you still may have.
Museum of the Big Bend
on the Sul Ross campus for the real story of the region covering natural history, human history and the confluence of cultures in what is known as the Borderlands. I like to head downstairs to look over the extensive collection of maps. If you’re the least bit curious, it’s worth booking a group tour in advance to get the big picture on the Big Bend. The annual Trappings of Texas exhibit and sale of western art and fine custom gear is showcased at the Museum during April and May, and is the oldest exhibit of its kind in the nation.
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
is to promote public awareness, appreciation and concern for nature generally and the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region specifically, through education, the visitor experience, and through the support of research. Year-round: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 5 pm
Open Sundays April-Oct. 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's
The McDonald Observatory
The Visitors Center is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Central Time (and additional hours on Star Party nights) everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Days. Below, find out more about our public programs, including daily tours of the large research telescopes and our famous thrice-weekly Star Parties under some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States as well as frequent Special Viewing Nights on some of the largest telescopes in the world routinely available for public observational programs.
There is lot to do in Alpine, so take advantage of some of our wonderful attractions: