'''Fort Davis''' [http://www.fortdavis.com/] is a town in the [[Big Bend Country]] region of [[Texas]].
Fort Davis is
30 miles north of [[Marfa]] on Route 67.
* The '''McDonald Observatory''' [http://mcdonaldobservatory.org] is atop Mt. Locke. By day, visitors can tour the telescopes and the planetarium ($8 adult, $7 children), which are owned by the University of Texas. The real attraction, though, are the '''Star Parties''' ($10 adult, $8 children) after dusk on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. (Nov-Mar: 7:30 P.M., Apr-Aug: 9:30 P.M., Sep-Oct: 9:00 P.M.) Two of the observatory's more powerful telescopes - as well as several smaller ones - are set up outside for visitors to catch a startlingly clear glimpse of star clusters, distant galaxies and even a member or two of this solar system. The altitude and the remote location ensures that light pollution is kept to a minimum, and enthusiastic guides are on hand to explain exactly what the scopes are showing. Bring a warm jacket regardless of the season, as the temperature drops rather steeply at night.
* '''Lajitas Stables''' [http://www.
* [[El Paso]]
* [[Big Bend National Park]]
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