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Visiting Big Bend Country

The Plains of West Texas are a vast expanse of fascinating culture. The Guadalupe Mountains and Monahan Sand Hills offer immense desert landscape and the wonder of the Rio Grande valley. Hubs like Abilene showcase their West Texas roots at events such as the Western Heritage Classic. The classic features ranch rodeos, campfire cook-offs, and the Cowboy Poets Society, a fun old-west collection of fun for the entire family. The Plains is home to West Texas A&M University, which is located in Canyon, a small city south of Amarillo and boasts the four-time Lone Star Conference champions - the “Buffs”. Beautiful Landscapes, fun festivals and exciting sports greet visitors traveling through West Texas.

Take a trip to West Texas and see for yourself why it’s called Big Bend Country.

The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center hosts the 32nd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival April 8th - 10th. The 2011 festival celebrates visual, culinary and performing arts - bring the kids, there are several special children's exhibits on the schedule. The 2011 featured accent art are the colorful sculptures of Herb Williams. His exhibit “Colorful Crayon Art”, highlights 30 contemporary pieces entirely molded from Crayola Crayons. As this vibrant arts festival and exposition continues to grow, it is widely being recognized as one of the best in West Texas.

Spring brings a flood of food and wine events to San Angelo. February through April sees a few of the most celebrated including; the Wine and Dine Gourmet Dinner at San Angelo Country Club on February 19th; the Uncorked Wine and Food Pairing at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on April 28th; and the Fork and Cork Tasting Finale at the Fort Concho Stables on April 29th. San Angelo is perfect this season for foodies and wine connoisseurs. If you find yourself in West Texas this time of year, be sue to reserve a seat at the table of your choice.

Take a day trip to El Paso and see where Texas meets New and Old Mexico. El Paso is a diverse blend of culture and tradition drawing from Spanish Conquistadors to Native Americans. The sun kissed desert's surrounding El Paso are a getaway to a rich heritage and culture. Hike the Organ Mountains in Aguirre Springs for some exercise, or tour the Aztec Caves and learn about the geology, vegetation and wildlife of this Native American area. El Paso in the westernmost tip of Texas is home to the Rio Grande Rift and is surrounded by the Chihuanhuan Desert - a land affluent in natural gifts; El Paso draws millions of visitors year round.

With over 15 West Texas Best Western hotels to choose from, there is sure to be one that is convenient and meets your needs. With so much to see, do and learn in the Plains of Texas, make Best Western your host as you experience West Texas firsthand.

Big Bend Country Hotel Map

16 Best Western Hotels
in Big Bend Country

  • BEST WESTERN
    Abilene Inn & Suites

    Abilene

  • BEST WESTERN
    Whitten South

    Abilene

  • BEST WESTERN
    Alpine Classic Inn

    Alpine

  • BEST WESTERN
    Medical Center Inn

    Amarillo

  • BEST WESTERN
    Santa Fe

    Amarillo

  • BEST WESTERN
    Oasis of the Sun

    Anthony

  • BEST WESTERN
    Palace Inn & Suites

    Big Spring

  • BEST WESTERN
    Palo Duro Canyon Inn & Suites

  • BEST WESTERN
    Sunland Park Inn

    El Paso

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Midland Suites

    Midland

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Monahans Inn & Suites

    Monahans

  • BEST WESTERN
    Ozona Inn

    Ozona

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Swiss Chalet Hotel & Suites

  • BEST WESTERN
    Swiss Clock Inn

    Pecos

  • BEST WESTERN
    San Angelo

    San Angelo

  • BEST WESTERN
    Sonora Inn

    Sonora

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Big Bend Country Events

August 2014

August 30-September 1, 2014
2014 Big Bend Balloon Bash

Join in the annual Alpine festivities as larger-than-life hot air balloons are launched into the sky with a Fire Concert at Buck Stadium on the second day. Launch times vary.

September 2014

September 20-21, 2014
2014 Fall Art in the Park

Local art and craft vendors display their work at the Memorial Park Reserve for the two day event in El Paso. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

November 2014

November 8, 2014
2014 Wing Wars

Foodies gather for the Amarillo chicken wing cook-off with live music and plenty of beverages. The grills light at 4 p.m.

November 21-22, 2014
2014 Artwalk

Downtown Alpine transforms into a vessel for local artists, concerts, and culture during the two day festival. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.
 

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