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Panther Junction Visitor Center

Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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National Park Visitor Center

This is a National Park Visitor Center. No better or worse than any other such visitor center I've... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hinesville, Georgia
Have to stop

There is so much to do in this park and have to stop by any of the several visitor centers in order... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lewis B
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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“post office” (15 reviews)
“relief map” (7 reviews)
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Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a National Park Visitor Center. No better or worse than any other such visitor center I've been to. Rangers on duty to answer questions and sell souvenirs. An interesting video about the park and region. Restrooms.

Thank oldsgm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to do in this park and have to stop by any of the several visitor centers in order to find out what all there is to do in the park. We got information on the area at the southern part of...More

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly typical National Park Visitor Center. Ranger there was more interested in comparing trail stories with the youthful eco warriors who were there rather than the two seniors who wanted some information. Got snarky when we asked about scenic drives rather than hiking. The water...More

Thank tridcod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a great 3D map to get your bearings in the park and a really nice 20 min video presentation which is well worth seeing. (It is the same video they sell in the store for $10). There is a fait selection of souvenirs...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Always start at the visitor center when in a new and large park like Big Bend. I makes a lot of sense to get a good overview of the land and its history by visiting an excellent facility like this visitor center first or at...More

Thank dougcundall
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

There's not a lot here but the large 3D map when you walk in is impressive. Mostly a gift shop though.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This visitor center is just what you would expect from a National Park. I got my passport stamped and took a few pictures and since I was coming from the west I drove to the north entrance to leave the park. I wish I would...More

Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Rangers at visitor center were very helpful- so was rest of the staff-- each day the predicted high for the weather was posted- over 100 when we were there- my husband showed 108 on his temperature in truck---gift shop was great plenty to choose from...More

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I thought this was a nicely organized visitor center, with helpful staff and interesting displays on the inside. There is comfortable seating with high signal wifi which was helpful. Outside, there is a nature trail that loops around and has descriptions and identification of the...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The staff at this visitor center are truly helpful and very friendly. Lots of souvenir items for purchase and wifi signal is excellent. Restrooms are located outside (but still connected to) the visitor center and remain open even after the office hours of the visitor...More

Thank l3lessed
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Lamoine T
6 February 2015|
Response from pyindeem |
There is a Walmart before you reach the park and another gas station next to Panther Junction Visitor Center (but they are frequently out of fuel). Terlingua gas station would be your next best choice.