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Panther Junction Visitor Center

Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Liked the Plant Identification Outside

I thought this was a nicely organized visitor center, with helpful staff and interesting displays... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Petaluma, California
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Friendly and Helpful Staff

The staff at this visitor center are truly helpful and very friendly. Lots of souvenir items for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mineola, Texas
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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“post office” (15 reviews)
“relief map” (7 reviews)
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Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought this was a nicely organized visitor center, with helpful staff and interesting displays on the inside. There is comfortable seating with high signal wifi which was helpful. Outside, there is a nature trail that loops around and has descriptions and identification of the...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this visitor center are truly helpful and very friendly. Lots of souvenir items for purchase and wifi signal is excellent. Restrooms are located outside (but still connected to) the visitor center and remain open even after the office hours of the visitor...More

Thank l3lessed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a small little place, but had a little post office next door so you could buy a post card and mail it the same time, as we did. There is a few things to look at and read which we didn't as we...More

Thank 2016AB
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the visitor center as you enter the park and it does have a lot of things to view about the area.

1  Thank Texas_traveler77833
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Panther Junction is in the middle of Big Bend at the intersection where you can go to Boquillas Canyon, the Chisos Mountains, or to the west for Santa Elena Canyon. The rangers here are very knowledgeable and helpful in planning hiking trails or motor routes....More

2  Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a small center but ample information about the park. Equally small store nearby with limited inventory but has cold drinks and snacks. Bathrooms.

1  Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Biggest, great information exhibits, has AC, closes later than Chisos Mountain one, very friendly rangers, bathrooms

1  Thank gggg1234
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Panther Junction is the park headquarters and has a relief map of the entire park which will help you get your bearings. Most of the Rangers are are very friendly and all are very knowledgeable of the park. One of the few places in the...More

1  Thank OtPot
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Talk to the rangers, see the film, and learn about the park here. You can get back country camping and hiking info here, buy maps and bandanas which you will need on long hikes, fill up your water bottles, and buy books and souvenirs. Do...More

2  Thank BrendaW319
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I'll admit I was expecting a bit more after reading that this was the largest visitor center in the park and that it had a dinosaur fossil display. It is large, and has a very nice gift shop inside, and the rangers were extremely kind...More

1  Thank TexasGirlTravels
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Lamoine T
Hello, we are trying to plan a trip out your way soon and was wondering where we can get diesel in or around the park, we don't want to get stranded and ruin a good trip. Thank you for your time.... Lamoine and Ann Tedrow
7 February 2015|
Response from pyindeem |
There is a Walmart before you reach the park and another gas station next to Panther Junction Visitor Center (but they are frequently out of fuel). Terlingua gas station would be your next best choice.