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Alpine (Texas)

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Alpine [1] is a city in Texas.

Get in[edit]

  • The closest major airports are Midland International, 3 hours, 15 minutes away, and El Paso International, about 3 1/2 hours away
  • Amtrak operates the Alpine Station.

Get around[edit]

  • Greyhound Lines operates intercity bus service from the KCS Quick Stop.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Historic downtown, (visitor's center at 106 North 3rd Street), 432 837 2326. Many historic buildings constructed in the late 1800s. A informative brochure detailing a walking tour is available from the information center.
  • Museum of the Big Bend, 1000 E Sul Ross Avenue (on the Sul Ross State University campus), 432 837 8143, [2]. Large collection of artifacts with exhibits on the long history of habitation in the area, from the earliest native tribes up through the Spanish, Mexican, and American eras.
  • Last Frontier Museum, 2310 W. Highway 90, 432 837 2451. Exhibits focusing on the geology of the region.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Woodward Agate Ranch, (18 miles south of town on Texas Highway 118), 432 364 2271, [3]. Offers a unique chance to hunt for precious minerals like agate and opal, with or without assistance from the experienced ranch guides. Other activities include horse riding and birdwatching.


Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Apache Trading Post, 2701 West Hwy. 90, '+1' 432-837-5506 (, fax: '+1' 432-837-9216), [4]. Housed in an old log cabin, this shop sells Big Bend collectibles and souvenirs, a large selection of maps detailing the mountains of Texas. Pose for a photo with a friendly burro or let the kids play with the owner's famous dog.
  • Kathy's Consignments, 121 W Holland Ave, 432 837 1786. Antiques.
  • Mi Tesoro, 109 W Holland Ave, 432 837 1882, [5]. Locally designed and produced jewelry in a variety of styles.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Alicia's Burrito Place, 708 E Gallego Ave, tel: +1 432-837-2802.
  • Bread & Breakfast / Bakery & Cafe, 113 W Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-9424.
  • Casa De Cafe, 412 E Holland Ave, tel: +1432-837-3102.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Alexanders Tex-Mex Grill & Cantina, 106 E Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-5668.
  • La Casita Mexican Restaurant, 1104 E Ave, tel: +1 432-837-2842.
  • Edelweiss Brewery and Restaurant, 209 W Holland Ave, 432 837 9454, [6]. A large selection of German and American dishes, several varieties of microbrew, and live music most nights. Also serves a good filling breakfast. Try the green chile gravy.
  • Penny's Diner, 2407 E Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-5711.
  • Primos Pizza, 501 W Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-9400.
  • Shotgun Grill, 2700 W Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-9088.
  • Texas Fusion BBQ, 200 W Murphy Ave, tel: +1 432-837-1214.

Splurge[edit]

  • Long Horn Steakhouse, 801 N 5th St, 432 837 3217, [7]. Part of a regional chain, this place serves up good steaks and good home-style hot rolls.
  • Reata, 203 N 5th St, 432 837 9232, [8]. Great western atmosphere and decor, decent but somewhat overpriced steaks.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Buffalo Rose Saloon, US Hwy 90, tel: +1432-837-9700. This is the worst restaurant in the world!
  • Edelweiss Brewery & Restaurant, See listing in the Eat section above.
  • La Trattoria Coffee & Juice Bar, 202 W Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-2200.
  • Railroad Blues, 504 W Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-3103, [9]. This nightclub/bar has live music a few times a week. There is usually a $5-10 cover charge on nights that bands are playing.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Alpine Inn, 2000 E. Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-3417, [10]. $35-110 (Depending on season).
  • Antelope Lodge, 2310 West Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-2451 (toll free: +1 800-880-8106), [11]. $39-74 (Singles-Doubles).
  • Alpine Classic Inn, 2401 East Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-1530.
  • Highland Inn, 1404 E. Hwy. 90, tel: +1 432-837-5811. $42-65.
  • Historic Holland Hotel, 209 West Holland, tel: +1 432-837-3844 (toll free: +1 800-535-8040), [12]. $45-85.
  • The Maverick Inn, 1200 E. Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-0628, [13]. $75-205 (Depending on season).
  • Motel Bien Venido, 809 E. Holland Ave, tel: +1 432-837-3454.
  • Oak Tree Inn, 2407 E. Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-5711. $59-69.
  • Ramada Limited, 2800 W. Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-1100, [14].
  • Sunday House Inn, 2010 East Hwy 90, tel: +1 432-837-3363 (toll free: +1 800-510-3363), [15]. $30-100 (Depending on season).

Get out[edit]


Routes through Alpine
PresidioMarfa  SW noframe NE  Fort StocktonSan Angelo
Van HornMarfa  W noframe E  MarathonDel Rio


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