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Panther Junction Visitor Center

Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Gotta stop here!

I always stop at the National Park visitor centers since I'm on my Passport stamp-collecting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
wherewithalicia
,
Dallas, Texas
Visitor Center

Everyone here was very helpful. Watch the video for a historical lesson on Big Bend. Pay for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
komplikated
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Ladera Ranch, California
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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“post office” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“relief map” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
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+1 432-477-2251
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"great place to start"
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Reviewed yesterday

I always stop at the National Park visitor centers since I'm on my Passport stamp-collecting journey. As always, great for a souvenir, great for hiking/camping questions, and always friendly rangers.

Thank wherewithalicia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone here was very helpful. Watch the video for a historical lesson on Big Bend. Pay for camping spots and entrance fees here.

Thank komplikated
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had planned to start here in the morning but tire issues changed our plans. I think the movie would have given us a better foundation for the day.

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's 5 visitor centers in Big Bend. Out of the 5, this one is the best. There's lots of displays on Big Bend flora/fauna. Dinosaur info. This is also the only VC that shows the film & you don't want to miss that. Bathrooms of...More

Thank ccindyk48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller visitor center, but has 3 essentials: a WiFi signal, a bathroom and water. The ranger was very helpful in aiding us as far as what hikes were appropriate for us. A small gift store is in the center.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so very excited to begin our 2 full days in the park, and had a couple of hikes we knew we wanted to do, but decided to get guidance from park staff on which day to do what, and how to structure our...More

Thank Skinner1224
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, good facilities, friendly and helpful staff ready to impart their knowledge and tips for travelling around the Big Bend. This is the main centre.

Thank Daleslady
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the last day of our stay. It was very well laid out, had well informed staff and good wifi service, too. Clean restrooms and a very inviting place to stop

Thank Phil E
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We stopped in the visitor center before crossing over into Mexico to chat with the rangers. We wanted to make sure there was nothing we should be concerned about. Clean restrooms and nice exhibits.

Thank 2fridad
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is the main visitor center. There is a god video, and lots of displays explaining the park. You can also get info on lodging in the park here. The staff is very, very good. There is a nice bookstore also. This was our first...More

Thank Robert S
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SpadinaTexas
14 March 2017|
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Response from Diane B |
You’ve probably already had your trip but I’ll answer for others planning theirs. I recommend taking the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive as you can see a great deal of the park with many stops that have very little walking (Sotol... More
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Lamoine T
7 February 2015|
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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.
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