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Woodward Ranch

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Address: HC 65, Alpine, TX 79830
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+1 432-364-2271

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No longer open to the public

This was one of the best rock hunting places in the area. The Woodward family were so nice and accommodating to all of us crazy rock hunters crawling all over the area. I heard... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Grandview, Texas
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Grandview, Texas
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was one of the best rock hunting places in the area. The Woodward family were so nice and accommodating to all of us crazy rock hunters crawling all over the area. I heard last week from the owner of a rock shop in the area that the Woodward family home, including the incredible rock fireplace, had been bulldozed by... More 

5 Thank rchkyote
Creede, Colorado
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This old ranch that people have visited for decades was SOLD last year and the new owner doesn't allow the public any longer. So goes another great place to visit. But the new owner has ever right to their privacy. So we send our enjoy your new property.

7 Thank silverminer1891
Marfa, Texas
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

i visited long ago. but bro is conected by buzness of prvious hobby. ( bro's rock shop/jewlery store in Marfa) got early rock stock from here. see the 'travel channels ' cash & treasures with kristian gumm? episode 'RED PLUME AGATE' as i tell other, call Woodward for new info. Place has been in transition since the patriarchs passing.

Thank custodialmark
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Great visit out to the woodward ranch. We ventured out on a sweltering day and did some 4x4'ing looking for the elusive rock. Its the only place on the planet that you can find it and we finally did. There were a plethora of other rocks we found and much to my 6 yr olds delight we found some florissant... More 

3 Thank Maverik2u2
Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Owner was a total doll. For the $5 entry fee you can stay as long as you want (until close that is). To me everything looked alike but my son had a knack for it. He found some gorgeous pieces. The price per pound for finds it more than reasonable. If I had to do it all over again, I... More 

Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I came here with some friends not knowing exactly how much fun could be had looking for geodes and semi-precious stones. We had a blast! There were wonderful agates to be found atop the ground. This was the highlight of our trip to West Texas and I am already planning for my return. The owner is very knowledgeable and friendly.... More 

5 Thank Marcos M
Taos, New Mexico
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We went to Needle Peak on March 10th, 2012. The weather was cool and just perfect for rockhunting - not yet blistering hot, as it will be in another month! We were rewarded - found a lot of amazing agate. This was our 2nd trip to Needle Peak and for any rockhound this is Mecca! There is gold agate, green... More 

6 Thank Jaci M
Bryan, Texas
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

This was the 3rd time that we have been in over 20 years of visiting the area. This time took the grandkids, and it was just as fun for them. The owner is a retired school teacher and great with small children. When we got home and started unpacking, the nine year old wanted his rock treasures first.

8 Thank nellienurse

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