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Why Pick Up Cattle in Fort Davis?
Pick up in Fort Davis saves you a modest (generally about $0.50/one way mileage) transport fee to deliver your cattle.  Also, you may be able to arrange a trip to see this scenic area of Texas and take your purchased cattle back home after doing your tourist thing.  The best time to visit this area is July to October after the summer monsoon rains have greened up the countryside.  We have a guest cabin that is available for cattle buyers to use for one or two days (free of charge) when they make arrangements to pick up their cattle.  Check the boldfaced links below for attractions that may be of interest on your visit.

Fort Davis proper has the Fort Davis National Historic Site, which is thought to be the best preserved 19th Century fort in the United States.  Summers programs at the fort are always superb with special reenactments scheduled around major holidays.  McDonald Observatory is located close to Fort Davis and offers special star watching parties in the summer in addition to tours of the permanent exhibits and observatories.  Balmorhea State Park, about  50 miles N of Fort Davis, is a natural spring-fed swimming pool and favorite place to cool off in the summer.  The federal Big Bend National Park and the nearby Big Bend Ranch State Park offer incredible opportunities to see mountains and desert scenery only about 120 miles south of Fort Davis.  Davis Mountains State Park, about 4 miles NW of Fort Davis, is a popular park for watching wildlife or staying in the 1930’s era CCC constructed Indian Lodge.

The small towns in the area also offer some tourist opportunities.  Alpine has a small state-supported college, Sul Ross State University and the Museum of the Big Bend.  Fort Davis has the historic Hotel Limpia and Marfa the Hotel Paisano, famous as the site that housed actors for the movie Giant.  Marathon has the Gage Hotel and many art and craft shops.  You can find any venue your budget or time will allow.