Texas' Hidden Gems: Big Bend and Midland
Welcome to God's country! Explore the natural beauty of Big Bend National Park, go stargazing at McDonald Observatory and visit Midland, TX, to see the childhood home of US President George W. Bush.Filed under:
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park holds national significance as the largest protected area of desert, known as the Chihuahuan, in North America. This massive area, larger than Rhode Island, is home to more than 1,200 plant species, more than 450 bird species, 56 species of reptiles and 75 species of mammals. The area is also a hot spot for archeologists, who have discovered Native American artifacts estimated to be 9,000 years old.
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