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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Land Based Trip The Backroads of Big Bend From the mystical desert town of Marfa to the rugged Chisos Mountains, we will explore this diverse landscape and dive deep into the region’s cultural history. Experience one of the wildest corners of America as you paddle the Rio Grande, gaze at magnificent dark skies, explore the Southwest’s best surviving frontier military post and witness NPCA’s regional work all alongside expert guides.
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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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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.