Things to Do
Clark Hotel Museum
Located at 108 West Broadway, this was once the traveler’s choice for elegant accommodations. The Clark Hotel is now home to museum displays featuring:
- Former town saloon
- Pioneer and Indian relics
- Pioneer family heirlooms
- Railroad paraphernalia
City Park is located at 3rd and Austin. Enjoy the playground, open picnic areas and plenty of space to play games. The park occupies the site of the first Culberson County Courthouse and the original jailhouse that was built in 1914 and is still standing.
The City Pool is located at 200 Austin. Enjoy the summer days cooling off in the water. For more information, visit our City Pool Page.
Okey D. Lucas Memorial Park
Located at 1804 W. Broadway. A favorite place for photos. Once home to a wondering chicken.
You are not allowed to stay overnight at the parks. RVs are only allowed to stay at the RV parks located within town.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Located 61 miles away from Van Horn, this park is an 86,416 acre park bordering New Mexico. It has the highest point in Texas - the Guadalupe Mountain at 8,749 feet. It has beautiful landscape from desert lands to wooded mountains. McKittrick Canyon provides miles of hiking trials and breathtaking views. For more information, visit the National Park Services Website or call 915-828-3251.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
This Park is located 105 miles away from Van Horn, on Highway 54 into New Mexico. The Carlsbad Caverns are open year around with self-guided and ranger tours available. The Caverns are 750 feet below ground at a cool 56 ͦ F. Walk down from the top or take the elevator the caverns provide miles of trails through chambers with spectacular rock formations pools. For more information and pricing, call 505-785-2232.
Located 61 miles away from Town, off of I-10 you will find one of the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pools with:
- Picnic areas
- Playground areas
- Scuba diving spots
- Swimming opportunities
For more information, please call 432-375-2370 or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
West of Van Horn, you should check out the following:
Hueco Tanks State Park
Hueco Tanks State Park is located 135 miles west of Van Horn.
The most western point of Texas. Located just 119 miles away, El Paso has a diverse history. Learn more at El Paso Website.
Located 74 miles away form Van Horn, this was originally a water stop on the railroad. Marfa has become the center for contemporary art. Visitors come hoping to catch a glimpse of the Marfa Lights. A mystery that has been deifying explanation since 1883. To learn more visit the Marfa Website or call 432-729-4772.
Fort Davis is located within 80 miles of Van Horn.
Davis Mountains State Park & McDonald Observatory
Just above Fort Davis the park holds beautiful mountain views in Davis Mountains State Park. Sitting atop one of these beautiful mountain is the McDonald Observatory. You can also enjoy:
- Bird watching
Alpine is located 100 miles south of Van Horn. Crossroads to the Big Bend National Park, this mountain town is home to Sul Ross State University. To learn more visit Alpine Website or call 432-837-2326.