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15 Kid-Friendly Activities in Big Bend

Fossil Discovery Exhibit Big Bend National Park Texas Camp Elena

Big Bend is an amazing destination for families, as it offers many outdoor adventures and hands-on learning experiences! We've put together a list of kid-friendly activities to help optimize your trip to Big Bend with your young ones. 

Big Bend National Park

1. Explore some of the following trails and overlooks: Sam Nail Ranch, Mule Ears, Tuff Canyon, Santa Elena Canyon, The Window

2. Become a Big Bend Junior Ranger and join a free ranger-led program

3. Dip in the Boquillas Hot Springs

4. Step back in time at the Fossil Discovery Exhibit

5. Have lunch in Boquillas, Mexico

6. Take a half-day river trip with Big Bend River Tours

7. Enjoy a custom, private Jeep Tour with Lucky Sun Jeeps


8. Ride a horse at Big Bend Stables

9. Order a slice of pizza at Long Draw Pizza

10. Explore the mining ruins

11. Gaze at the cave walls at La Kiva during dinner

12. Grab a sweet treat at Milky Way Treats on the weekend


13. Learn more about Big Bend's history at Barton Warnock Visitors Center

14. Say hello to the famous goat mayor of Lajitas

15. Order a hot dog, sandwich, or pizza at Boardwalk Bakery & Pizzeria

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