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Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Texas 118, 4 miles South, Fort Davis, Texas 79734 USA

“and botanical garden!”

In 1978, the board and supporters of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute purchased 507 acres of rolling grassland, oak-studded hills, and shady canyon springs in the foothills of the Davis Mountains. Here, they established the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center. For over three decades, visitors have explored this tranquil and visually stunning site, taking the opportunity to reconnect with nature and discover the desert. Highlights of the Nature Center include a desert botanical garden, 1400 sq. ft. cactus and succulent greenhouse, over 3 miles of hiking trails, and interpretive exhibits. Both formal and informal education programs for children and adults are offered throughout the year. The Nature Center is a facility of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute—a nonprofit organization established in 1974. Funding for the Institute and the Nature Center comes from donations, grants, program and service fees, gift shop sales, and oil and gas royalties.

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Brandon Hite

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November 15, 2012

Hey betahack, Thanks for pointing that out, I've updated the location on our map :) Brandon

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betahack

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November 15, 2012

This location is incorrect. Site is on Texas 118 south of Ft. Davis. 

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Hills

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March 22, 2018
Rated 5.0

loved this spot! I was lucky enough to come during a cactus sale and left with 4 species! our kids loved the hikes and the gift shop! (they are 2 and 6) The ladies there were extremely friendly and helpful!

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Trisha

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February 28, 2018
Rated 4.0

Learn about the wildlife and geology of the Chihuahuan desert. There are nature trails and gardens with native plants. The visitor center has tons of hummingbirds in summer!

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Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Texas 118, 4 miles South
Fort Davis, Texas
79734 USA

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