Harvard Hotel

109 State Street, Fort Davis, Texas, 79734, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Fort Davis

Digging up Dom

A travel blog entry by billhall

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... out a couple of dune buggies. They guy was very friendly and we talked for a few minutes. A look in his garage revealed a Dodge Viper that had been "worked on", and it had a 680 horsepower engine. He also had a 70's cuda, and a bunch of street rods. It turns out the he owned the local bar, dance hall, hotel, and a bunch of other businesses in town and is involved in a lot of civic organizations. Nice guy....his name was Herman. Just another person we ...

DIPPING WITH DUCKS & CATCHING ROAD RUNNERS

A travel blog entry by joanandlarry

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... Road Runner.
BEEP ! BEEP !

Well, today I caught Road Runner - on camera, that is.

How fun was THAT ? FUN !

The one I "caught" today was about the size of a banty rooster. Now, either I was quite small at the time of seeing the cartoons; my memory is faulty; or they don't make 'm so big any more. But the Road Runner I remember was about the size of a kangaroo. hmmmm . . .

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McDonald Observatory

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Our next stop up in the mountains to the McDonald Observatory which is equipped with a wide range of instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared spectra, and operates the first lunar laser ranging station. It works closely with the astronomy department of the University of Texas at Austin.

The high and dry peaks of the ...

On Top Of The World

A travel blog entry by patry

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When we looked at a map of Texas we had a really hard time figuring out where we wanted to go. The state is so big and we knew we couldn't see all of it. We weren't sure how southwest we wanted to go but had read enough about McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis to know we wanted to go there.

As we drove along the highway we saw lots of vultures circling overhead and more and more oil fields being drilled. For ...

Davis Mt SP/Fort Davis/McDonald Observatory

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill

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... the University of TX took over with their own dynamic department head, who was able to get another big telescope built and develop an international reputation. Now there are three domes with huge telescopes, a number of small ones, a village at the site where housing is found for scientists visiting and staff and a Visitor Center.

A new visitor center was built in the last ten years and it is one of the top tourist’s ...

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This hotel, located on 109 State Street, Fort Davis, is near McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, and Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
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