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Getting There

Fort Davis is located on Tex. 17 between Balmorhea and Marfa. From the north, the town is accessed via I-10 by taking either exit 192 or exit 206 and driving south on the highway for about 40 miles. Tex. 118 also runs through the town, from Kent (on I-10) to the northwest and to Alpine to the southeast. The nearest major commercial airports are 170 miles north in Midland and 205 miles to the northwest in El Paso.

Getting Around

Fort Davis is centered on the town square and historic courthouse. Most of the businesses, lodging establishments, and restaurants are located on Main Street (Tex. 118), which runs north-south through the town square. You can stroll around town, but not to any of the attractions discussed below.

Visitor Information

The Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce, 4 Memorial Sq. (Box 378), Fort Davis, TX 79734 (tel. 800/524-3015 or 432/426-3015; www.fortdavis.com), provides brochures, advice, and other information.

Fast Facts -- Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 25 miles southeast of Fort Davis at 2600 Tex. 118 N. in Alpine (tel. 432/837-3447), has 24-hour emergency services. The post office, located on the town square on Main Street, is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.