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Alpine, TX
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102 W Holland St.
Alpine, TX 79830

Located in a wide valley in the foothills of the Davis Mountains, Alpine began as a small settlement of railroad workers in 1882. In downtown Alpine, many historic buildings from that era have been renovated for specialty shops and restaurants. A diversity of architectural styles have been preserved, providing a glimpse of the border culture that plays an important part in Alpine’s history. Sul Ross State University, established in Alpine in the early 1920s as a teachers college, is named after Lawrence Sullivan (Sul) Ross, who served two terms as Texas governor between 1886 and 1891. Alpine serves as the gateway to Big Bend National Park, an 800,000-acre park containing desert, mountain, and river environments in southwest Texas. The southern border of the park, 118 miles, is formed by the Rio Grande River and is the international border between the United States and Mexico. The station is unstaffed; a pay telephone is located inside the station.

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Station    8 points of interest   8 hotels   1 car rentals   1 visitor resource

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 5-7, 2015 Micro-Cinema - Our Native American Experience (Exhibit)
Sul Ross State University
Feb 27-28, 2015 Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Literary)
Sul Ross State University
Apr 17-18, 2015 Trappings of Texas (Exhibit)
Museum of the Big Bend - Sul Ross University Campus
Apr 17-19, 2015 Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show (Show)
Civic Center
Jul 23-26, 2015 Viva Big Bend Music Festival (Festival)
Alpine
Nov 5-7, 2015 Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert/Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cookoff (Festival)
Rancho CASI de los Chisos
DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 
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PARKING

Short/long term 25 spaces. Lot adjacent to station. For Amtrak passengers only. Unattended; park at own risk.

LOCAL TRANSIT

Intercity Bus
804 W Holland - 0.5 mi W
(432) 837-5302

LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS

Alpine Avalanche  •  www.alpineavalanche.com
Alpine Observer  •  www.alpineobserver.com
KRTS (93.5 FM)  •  www.marfapublicradio.org
KVLF (1240 AM) and KALP (92.7 FM)  •  www.bigbendradio.com
CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


Rep. Pete Gallego
(D-TX, dist. 23)

431 Cannon House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4511
Sen. John Cornyn
(R)

517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2934

Sen. Ted Cruz
(R)

B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5922

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Did you know...
Home of Sul Ross State University and a budding arts community, and gateway to Big Bend National Park.