Curious about life at a frontier military post? Wondering what it would have been like to serve in the military at a remote barracks during the Indian Wars? Fort Davis is one of the best examples of a frontier fort in the Southwest. The site is also widely recognized for its role in the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, African-Americans who enlisted in the frontier Army and served as some of the nation's first national park rangers. The undeveloped and historic views at the site are just as much a part of the experience as the fort itself, letting visitors experience the wide-open vistas much as the soldiers did in the 19th century.
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Regional Events Park Talks Join our NPCA community for virtual "Park Talks" to learn about our work and ways you can get involved.
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Land Based Trip Backroads of Big Bend Welcome to West Texas and Big Bend National Park. From the rugged and rocky canyons of the Rio Grande to the breathtaking Chisos Mountains, we will explore this diverse landscape and take a deep dive into the region’s cultural history. Your guide and accompanying NPCA host will show you a lesser-known side of the park as we explore by foot and on water. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of this landscape, its cultural history, and the ongoing challenges that make Big Bend an important priority for NPCA. Explore one of the wildest corners of America —and its unforgettable sights and solitude — all with the comfort of an NPCA small-group tour.
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Report Texas Pride This report profiles the 13 national park sites here in Texas, visited annually by nearly 5.5 million people. They are the pride of our state and economic boons to local communities, with national park tourism providing nearly 5,000 jobs and $308 million annually for state and local economies.