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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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Historic Downtown Alpine
106 N 3rd St - 2 blk E
(432) 837-2326
Walking tour of historic downtown, with examples of early architecture. Tour brochure available from Chamber of Commerce.
Railroad Blues
504 W Holland Ave - 3 blk
(432) 837- 3103
Live music venue, entertainment on Fri-Sat night
Sul Ross State University
400 N Harrison St - 0.7 mi NE
(432) 837-8011
Alpine High School
300 E Hendryx - 1.2 mi N
(432) 837-7710
Museum of the Big Bend
1000 E Sul Ross Ave - 1.4 mi W
(432) 837-8143
Tues-Sat 9am-pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Free admission.
Woodward Agate Ranch
Hwy 118 - 18.0 mi S
(432) 364-2271
Home of famed Texas agates; collect from 3,000 acres.
McDonald Observatory
Hwy 118 North - 40.0 mi NW
(432) 426-3640
Visitor center open 9am-5pm daily.
Big Bend National Park
Hwy 118 south - 100.0 mi S (Hwy 118 south from Alpine)
(432) 477-2251
Open daily.

Feb 24-25 Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Literary)
Sul Ross State University
Apr 14-16 Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show (Show)
Civic Center
Apr 20-22 Trappings of Texas (Exhibit)
Museum of the Big Bend - Sul Ross University Campus
Apr 29 Texas Mountain Trail Writers Retreat (Literary)
Indian Lodge
May 12 SRSU Spring Commencement (Academic)
Pete P. Gallego Center
May 25-31 Alpine Cowboys homestand (Baseball)
Kokernot Field
Jun 5-7 Alpine Cowboys homestand (Baseball)
Kokernot Field
Jun 12-18 Alpine Cowboys homestand (Baseball)
Kokernot Field
Jul 1-4 Alpine Cowboys homestand (Baseball)
Kokernot Field
Jul 4 Fourth of July Celebration (Festival)
Downtown Alpine
Jul 17-19 Alpine Cowboys homestand (Baseball)
Kokernot Field
Jul 24-29 Alpine Cowboys homestand (Baseball)
Kokernot Field
Jul 27-30 Viva Big Bend Music Festival (Festival)
Aug 11-12 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo (Rodeo)
SRSU Range and Animal Science Center Rodeo Arena
Sep 1-3 Marfa Lights Festival (Festival)
Presidio County Courthouse
Nov 1-4 Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert/Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cookoff (Festival)
Rancho CASI de los Chisos
Dec 15 SRSU Fall Commencement (Academic)
Pete P. Gallego Center

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


Alpine Auto Rental 2501 E Hwy 90 - 001.9 mi E
(432) 837-3463

Holland Hotel 209 W Holland Ave.. - 000.02 blk
(432) 837-3844
Restored historic hotel, downtown Alpine, walking distance from Amtrak station.
Maverick Inn 1200 E. Holland Ave - 000.7 mi E
(432) 837-0628
Antelope Lodge 2310 W. Highway 90 - 001.6 mi W
(432) 837-2451
Will pick up with advance notice.
Sunday House Motor Inn 2010 E Highway 90 - 004.3 mi E
(432) 837-3363
bestwstn Alpine Classic Inn 2401 E Highway 90 - 006.5 mi E
(432) 837-1530, 1-800-528-1234
ramada 2800 E Highway 90 - 008.8 mi E
(432) 837-1100, 1-800-2-RAMADA
Hotel Paisano 207 N Highland Ave - 026.0 mi W (on U.S. Highway 90)
(432) 729-3669
Restored 1930 historic hotel.
Gage Hotel 101 N 1st St - 031.0 mi E (Hwy 90, 31 mi. east, Marathon, TX)
(432) 386-4205
Restored historic hotel, adjacent to railroad.

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


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

Alpine and Big Bend Chamber of Commerce 106 N 3rd St
Alpine, TX 79830-4708

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(202) 224-2934

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Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5922

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