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Alpine

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Alpine is a city in Texas.

Get in[edit]

Alpine has a small general aviation airport, the closest major airports are Midland International, 3 hours, 15 minutes away, and El Paso International, about 3 1/2 hours away

By train[edit]

The tri-weekly Sunset Limited, running between Los Angeles and New Orleans, and the Texas Eagle from Chicago provided by Amtrak serves Alpine. The 1 Alpine Amtrak station is located at 102 West Holland Avenue, just south of downtown.

By bus[edit]

Greyhound Lines operates intercity bus service from the KCS Quick Stop at 2305 E Hwy 90.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Historic downtown (visitor's center at 106 North 3rd Street), +1 432 837-2326. Many historic buildings constructed in the late 1800s. A informative brochure detailing a walking tour is available from the information center.
  • 1 Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N Harrison St C-101 (on the Sul Ross State University campus), +1 432-837-8730. Large collection of artifacts with exhibits on the long history of habitation in the area, from the earliest native tribes up through the Spanish, Mexican, and American eras.
  • Last Frontier Museum, 2310 W. Highway 90, +1 432 837-2451. Exhibits focusing on the geology of the region.

Do[edit]

  • Woodward Agate Ranch (18 miles south of town on Texas Highway 118), +1 432 364-2271. Offers a unique chance to hunt for precious minerals like agate and opal, with or without assistance from the experienced ranch guides. Other activities include horse riding and birdwatching.

Buy[edit]

  • Apache Trading Post, 2701 West Hwy. 90, +1 432 837-5506, fax: +1 432-837-9216, . Housed in an old log cabin, this shop sells Big Bend collectibles and souvenirs, a large selection of maps detailing the mountains of Texas. Pose for a photo with a friendly burro or let the kids play with the owner's famous dog.
  • Kathy's Consignments, 121 W Holland Ave, +1 432 837-1786. Antiques.
  • Mi Tesoro, 109 W Holland Ave, +1 432 837-1882. Locally designed and produced jewelry in a variety of styles.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • 3 Reata, 203 N 5th St, +1 432 837-9232. Great western atmosphere and decor, decent but somewhat overpriced steaks.

Drink[edit]

  • Buffalo Rose Saloon, US Hwy 90, +1 432-837-9700. This is the worst restaurant in the world!
  • La Trattoria Coffee & Juice Bar, 202 W Holland Ave, +1 432 837-2200.
  • 1 Railroad Blues, 504 W Holland Ave, +1 432 837-3103. This nightclub/bar has live music a few times a week. There is usually a $5-10 cover charge on nights that bands are playing.

Sleep[edit]

Interior of the historic Holland Hotel

Go next[edit]

Routes through Alpine
TucsonEl Paso  W Amtrak Sunset Limited icon.pngAmtrak Texas Eagle icon.png E  Del RioSan Antonio
San AngeloFort Stockton  N US 67.svg S  MarfaPresidio
Van HornMarfa  W US 90.svg E  MarathonDel Rio
Jct W I-10.svg EFort Davis  N Texas 118.svg S  Study Butte-TerlinguaBig Bend N.P.


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