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Well maintained but buildings not open when we were there

We came during off season and did get to wander the grounds of Frijole Ranch. The buildings appear... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
CopperLeah
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Loveland, Colorado
Interesting Look At A Homestead

This was an interesting ranch and museum that allows one to look back in time and better understand... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
RobertSofSC
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX 79847-4755
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is the best homestead location in Texas. There are at least 3 springs within a mile or so and one spring right next to the house. The house has been furnished to fit the era of its building and they sometimes have a ranger...More

1  Thank kayziewazie
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This historic ranch houses a small pioneer museum "open occasionally," but never in the several times we stopped by. The grounds of the ranch house are lush relative to the scrub which surrounds it. Constant water flows from springs into fruit tree orchards, attracting many...More

2  Thank Mamitxoh
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

It took some rugged folks to live here, but they carved out a pleasant spot in this spring-fed area, and the buildings on this site let you get a glimpse of their lifestyle. Worth a quick visit when you are visiting Guadalupe Mountains N.P.

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Stopped today to visit museum and do the circle hike up to . We clocked walking 2.8 miles going from parking lot to museum and up to spring going up the right side and down on the left. The area where the spring comes out...More

1  Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed December 9, 2017

We came during off season and did get to wander the grounds of Frijole Ranch. The buildings appear to be fairly well maintained and this area is just a short walk from the parking area (not a hike). The informational pamphlet about the history of...More

1  Thank CopperLeah
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Early settlers came to this area and found a spring, that meant they could stay and raise livestock. The farm/ranch buildings are still there and there is a museum on the main house. It was closed when we came in October, so check ahead to...More

Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting ranch and museum that allows one to look back in time and better understand how families worked the land. This ranch has a number of springs located on the property. Take time to visit the ranch house (now a museum), see...More

Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed September 22, 2017

I was just expecting to see exhibits in the buildings pertaining to the ranch, but there was a lot more explaining the history of the area beyond the ranch and all of them were well done. There was a ranger there the day we were...More

Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Sometimes Frijole Ranch is closed because of extreme heat, etc.-- We were there on a Sunday and were pleased when they told us at the visitor center that it was open-- drive there from center- well marked to find-- there were 2 rangers there--very friendly/...More

1  Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The Frijole Ranch (Bean Ranch?) is a preserved example of an early West Texas homestead. You can't enter the buildings. Sometimes, a ranger is available to tell more about the ranch. Otherwise, it's a nice little walk around the property with a little shade. Combine...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I took my son to Guadalupe Mountains National Park this spring for his 16th birthday. We like hiking and watching wildlife. The Frijole Ranch museum is really neat. The park ranger (and I am so sorry but I don't remember his name) was very well...More

Thank Laura N
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Just off US Hwy 180, this is a nice out of the way spot to experience the history of the area. To see the springs, stone home, water irrigation methods and fruit trees in this desert area is phenomenal. Great easy hike around the property....More

Thank LSUTraveller
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