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Panther Junction Visitor Center

Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Nice Visitor Center!

It was the second visitor center we visited. The center was well organized. The rangers were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Long lines but must visit for the movie

This is a great place to start with an orientation to the movie of big bend. The junior ranger... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arch L
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Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the second visitor center we visited. The center was well organized. The rangers were friendly and helpful.

Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to start with an orientation to the movie of big bend. The junior ranger program is a must do. Just look out for very long lines and one ranger on duty. You maybe better off with going to Rio Grande...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 14 December 2017

For those of you reading this that haven't yet been to Big Bend: the park property is HUGE. Seriously - it's more than 1,200 square miles. So know which part of the park you're in and group your hikes together that way! You wouldn't want...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Unfortunately, it was rainy, very overcast & cold on the day we came to visit BBNP. We traveled from Marathon, TX and entered through Persimmon Gap Visitor Center & on to Panther Junction Visitor Center- this center was very nice, had souvenirs and clean restrooms....More

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This was our first stop in BIBE and we were glad that we did. The volunteers were excellent. Gave us tips where to go & when that worked out perfectly. We avoided the crowds and had several places to ourselves. We even took advantage of...More

Thank fwmaggie_12
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We entered Big Bend NP through the Persimmon Gap entrance but the visitor center was closed so we traveled to Panther Junction. It is a great place to start your visit to BBNP. It has most of what you want on a visitor center. Park...More

Thank yellowstone1
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a National Park Visitor Center. No better or worse than any other such visitor center I've been to. Rangers on duty to answer questions and sell souvenirs. An interesting video about the park and region. Restrooms.

Thank oldsgm
Reviewed 22 September 2017

There is so much to do in this park and have to stop by any of the several visitor centers in order to find out what all there is to do in the park. We got information on the area at the southern part of...More

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Fairly typical National Park Visitor Center. Ranger there was more interested in comparing trail stories with the youthful eco warriors who were there rather than the two seniors who wanted some information. Got snarky when we asked about scenic drives rather than hiking. The water...More

Thank tridcod
Reviewed 19 September 2017

They have a great 3D map to get your bearings in the park and a really nice 20 min video presentation which is well worth seeing. (It is the same video they sell in the store for $10). There is a fait selection of souvenirs...More

Thank Dave P
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Lamoine T
7 February 2015|
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.