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Guide to the Best of West Texas

West Texas is the most remote part of Texas, but arguably the most beautiful! Get the most out of your West Texas adventure with Fodor's “Guide to the Best of West Texas!”

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Alpine, TX

The far west Texas town of Alpine, Texas has thirty art galleries for visitors to explore.

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Iconic Mountain in West Texas Protected Thanks to Conservation Efforts

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McDonald Observatory

No trip to West Texas is complete without a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Travel from the piney forests of East Texas to the mountain deserts of West Texas and you’ll pass cities and towns large and small that are full of an infinite number of things to see and do. Read on to see our list of 60 amazing things you’ve absolutely got to do in Texas this summer, many of which are free!

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The Perfect Weekend Road Trip: West Texas and Big Bend

The Perfect Road Trip! Discover spectacular landscapes and boundless skies with a road trip deep into the heart of West Texas and Big Bend.

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McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas: Viewing Nights on the 36", 82" and 107" research telescopes, including overnight stays at their Astronomers' Lodge. [Another related article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/in-west-texas-a-gathering-to-consider-the-universe.html?_r=0]

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