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Best things to do in Terlingua

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
“Historical restaurant with live music every night. Full bar, opens at 5pm. ”
22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This coffee shop at La Posada Milagro is perhaps the most relaxing place in the world. It's the type of cafe you'd see in a movie where the genius poet writes their masterpiece. It's in the heart of the Terlingua Ghost Town. Take your time, relax, and soak it in. ”
8 locals recommend
Route
“Visit the cemetery and hang out on the Porch to see local musicians play (mostly Sunday afternoons).”
6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The High Sierra has good food and is open during lunch which La Kiva and the Starlight Theater are not. They've got a nice little patio outside and good wifi too. ”
4 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Must not miss this one. Something for everyone inside! Jewelry, clothing, toys, cooking items, books, Christmas room, unique art, pottery and MORE! After shopping, buy a beerage and sit on the porch for the magnificent view! A favorite for tourists, local and musicians. 10 am to 8 pm daily.”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A great place for souvenirs/T-shirts/straw hats/stickers/nice gifts/jewelry/books, and just a place to kill time and wander around. You can buy beer/drinks to go here, either by the single or 6 pack. There is a wonderful bookstore with a good selection of local authors and books about the park and history of the Big Bend area, etc.”
4 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Terlingua Ghost Town is 5 miles from the cabin, south down hwy 170. This is a historic mining town with an interesting history. There are walking tours available, or go on your own. The Ghost town is where a few of the restaurants/bars are and the famous "porch" where folks gather to watch the reverse sunset here.”
3 locals recommend
Cemetery
“The Ghost Town graveyard is a historic cemetery that is still in use. Day of the Dead festivities are held here every year on November 2nd. A perfect place to take photos of your visit to the historic Terlingua mining ghost town.”
2 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Desert Sports is a friendly and professional outfitter that can point you in the right direction for mountain biking, hiking, and getting on the Rio Grande. They provide rentals and experienced guides for about anything you so desire.”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Lodging
1 local recommends
Locality
“A ghost town 2 hours from Marfa. Check out the Starlite Theatre for drinks/dinner and walk around this old quicksilver mining town. It's amazing.”
2 locals recommend