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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Town which was abandoned after the mercury deposits were depleted.

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Old company town for the cinnabar mine; "ghost town"

If you're in this area, definitely stop and walk around Terlingua. Presumably named after the 3 languages that were in the area, back in the day of the Chisos Mine. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in this area, definitely stop and walk around Terlingua. Presumably named after the 3 languages that were in the area, back in the day of the Chisos Mine. There are several attractions, restaurants, Starlight Lounge and even a motel. The area seems to be frequented by lots of bikers, both motorcycles and cyclists. We didn't check out the... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is likely the new Marfa (or the old Marfa) in as much as it is very cute and quaint but it has that overly touristy vibe about it. Still more than worth your time.

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to agree that this is a unique ghost town,rising up from the ashes in so many ways.Our stay was at Retrorents Airstream rental, RV and camp site. First impressions was its just dust and desert but it was the perfect place. The Airstream vans are set up with all mod cons...without spoiling the image ..all you need is some... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're here for the National Park hiking, don't bother to drive here, you're not missing anything.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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95 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could find only one place to stay for our visit to Big Bend National Park and this was it. It strikes me as an old hippy colony. Just not our thing. However, it is convenient to Big Bend and we found some very good places to eat.

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Yoakum, Texas
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

So Study Butte to terlingua and to Ghost town Terlingua are half a day activity. Get a map of the walking tour of Ghost Town,follow it and you will understand the area and have seen enough. To think there had been 80 children in the school tells you it was thriving mining town. Spend some time walking in the cemetery... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Fun place to stop. Still pretty rustic and not too touristy. Loved the church. Also stopped by the old cemetery. Enjoyed every minute!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Enjoy a trip to Terlingua. Take self-guided the tour of the cemetery and ghost town. Do a little shopping - or at least browse - at the Terlingua Trading Company. There's something for everyone. You may be in for a treat from local musicians jamming on "The Porch." To culminate your visit, pop into the Starlight for a cold drink... More 

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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

While visiting Big Bend NP and the nearby Big Bend Ranch State Park, we spent several nights at an RV park in Terlingua. We found the "ghosttown" area to be interesting with a store, several good restaurants, and a few galleries. We especially enjoyed the Sunday afternoon jam session on the front porch of the Terlingua store. There were some... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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761 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

When you think of Terlingua you're probably going to image the place where they have the chili cooking event. That's the biggest lure here. But otherwise this is really a dusty, unkempt kind of a whistle stop populated by desert rats congregating together to work activities associated with river rafting. Lots of people like to stop at the Starlight Cafe,... More 

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