Harvard Lodge at Sproul Ranch

1900 Sproul Road, Fort Davis, Texas, 79734, United States | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Fort Davis

Digging up Dom

A travel blog entry by billhall


... in our world travels. It's always cool to meet people and learn from them.

We wander through the ghost town, check out the old general store, and have a drink on the front porch. Like most of Texas, it's very remote and barren. And there are people here...so they congregate. People were hanging out on the front porch socializing. It did seem to be the kind of place where, if you lived there, you knew everyone.

We head north from ...


A travel blog entry by joanandlarry


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At 5,050' Fort Davis is the highest town in Texas. Located in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, this elevation provides a comfortable year round climate. Originally a military post established in 1854, Fort Davis is nestled in the heart of the Davis Mountains.

Without a doubt, Fort Davis takes you back in time and we were charmed by the ol' western ...

McDonald Observatory

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey


... make for some of the darkest and clearest night skies in the region and provide excellent conditions for astronomical research.The Otto Struve Telescope, dedicated in 1939, was the first large telescope built at the observatory. It is located on Mt. Locke at an altitude of 2,070 m (6,790 ft). The summit of Mt. Locke, accessed by Spur 78 (which we stayed at the ...

On Top Of The World

A travel blog entry by patry

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... part of the drive we felt like we were in the movie "Cars" with the dark beige and red flat top mountains and curving roads with nothing else to be seen for miles. It was a beautiful drive and we barely saw any other cars. The straighter sections of the highway had a speed limit of 80 mph (130 km/h) and it felt like we were driving into the "wild west".

We stayed at Davis Mountains State Park ...

Davis Mt SP/Fort Davis/McDonald Observatory

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill


... Texas. Scientists fly in and stay from all over the world. The Visitor Center has exhibits, gift shop and restaurant. There are tours ($) twice a day that last close to three hours with a guide starting with a talk, video, and a shuttle ride to see the huge telescopes on the top of the mountain. The tour was excellent!

We also took the Twilight Tour about the moon in the early evening before we had our last tour their ...

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This lodge, located on 1900 Sproul Road, Fort Davis, is near McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, and Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
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