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Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 405-795-3905
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Different but in a good way!

We used Terlingua as a base when visiting Big Bend. It's somewhere that's "a bit different" but in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Not scary but pretty cool.

This is a dusty old ghost town with relics of a time gone by. There are old miners homes and the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
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Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 405-795-3905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used Terlingua as a base when visiting Big Bend. It's somewhere that's "a bit different" but in a good way! The main activity in the ghost town is centred around the Starlight Theatre ( good food and live music most nights) and bar and...More

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a dusty old ghost town with relics of a time gone by. There are old miners homes and the main ghost town has a shop or two. It is fun and the locals can be a hoot. Do visit the Cemetary before leaving.

Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

One of the coolest places Ive ever been. Breathtaking views and friendly locals. One of the photographers I spoke with just moved into Terlingua "full time " rather than seasonally. She said she never gets tired of the views. This place is basically everything Austin...More

1  Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The Art Vibe is alive and well in this Ghost Town... Such a fun place to unwind when in the Big Bend National Park area. I would say it is a must stop if anywhere near Lajitas, Marfa, Alpine, Marathon, or Big Bend, Texas. There...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Old West town in South Texas. Many old buildings and also has some interesting restaurants. Off the beaten path .

Thank sabimax
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying nearby on an outcrop of the Terlingua Ranch and swung by on two occasions to explore. The first was to see the ghost town remnants (see my review) and also to take in the Terlingua Cemetery. This historical but still used sacred...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Terlingua is remote, but has everything you need when visiting Big Bend. The people are extremely friendly and helpful. There are good places to eat, a small grocery store and a gas station. There are also tour activities for The Rio Grande.

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Terlingua, an eclectic, off the beaten path kind of place that should be visited during your vacation. There's not much to do here, except eat a fantastic meal at the old theater, turned into the Starlight Restaurant and sit on their long bench out front...More

1  Thank Back4morefun
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a week visiting this little town in the Big Bend of TX. We had a lot of fun exploring the town and surrounding sites. We highly recommend visiting the ghost town, having meals at The Starlight Theater, Restaurant, & Grill as well as...More

Thank Kilraen
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Such a small interesting place and Terlingua Ghost Town was even better.. A large shop there with great purchases to be made. Glenda's little café was very welcoming too. Worth a visit.

Thank Anvee
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18 March 2017|
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