Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2017 - Page 34

NEIGHBORING TOWNS Davis Mountains State Park Each of the neighboring cities and towns has their own distinct history, culture and personality. Whether you’re interested in historic western frontier forts; are seeking a taste of minimalist art or Old Mexico; are a railroad buff or want to see real cowboys at work, you can experience what makes West Texas unique all within a short drive of Alpine. Fort Davis www.fortdavis.com • 26 miles north on TX 118 A historic town and home of The Fort Davis National Historic Site. The highest town in Texas features a historic walking tour, shopping and lodging. Fort Davis is also the Hummingbird Capital of Texas with 16 confirmed species. The high altitude and mild year round climate make it a haven for 511 different species of birds which is the highest concentration in one region of bird species in America. Highland D RUG Fort Stockton www.fortstockton.info • 67 miles north on U.S. 67 Home of Paisano Pete, the world’s largest roadrunner, Fort Stockton is the westbound I-10 Big Bend gateway, featuring a historic downtown and the frontier Fort Stockton, other attractions, lodging and dining options. Marathon www.marathontexas.com • 30 miles east on U.S. 90 A historic railroad town and gateway to the eastern entrance to Big Bend National Park. One of Texas’ best kept secrets features historic lodging and unique dining. Marfa www.marfacc.com • 25 miles west on U.S. 90/67 Home to the world-recognized Chinati Foundation and several unique art galleries. Art, filmmaking, soaring over Marfa, and the Marfa Mystery Lights provide an interesting blend of activities. Jill Jahn, PharmD (432) 837-3931 504 East Avenue E Alpine, TX Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Saturday 9-12 www.HighlandDrug.com 34 alpine TEXAS | alpinetexas.com | alpinetexasguide.com Your Full Service Propane, Gasoline & Diesel Distributor for Brewster, Jeff Davis & Presidio Counties of West Texas ALPINE OFFICE: 3001 Highway 118 North (432) 837-2518 MARATHON OFFICE: Highway 385 South (432) 386-4422