Fort Davis, My Favorite Town in West Texas

Fort Davis, My Favorite Town in West Texas

Fort Davis lies at the edge of the scenic Davis Mountains in West Texas. From here you can you go for scenic drives, explore state parks, Fort Davis National Historic Site and much more. It is also home my personal favorite historic hotel. Join me for a tour of this Texas treasure.

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  1. Paul M on April 11, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    The First Presbyterian Church features prominently in the 1998 movie "Dancer Texas, Pop 81". It’s a fun coming-of-age story that has some really outstanding cinematography of the area in and around Fort Davis. Well worth a look.

  2. J Cee2 on April 11, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    NM ate the dust of W.Texas but happily
    there weren’t enough visiting old farts.

  3. James Hinson on April 11, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    My dear departed dad took me on a road trip there in 2001/2002, I loved it there. I live in Rosebud,TX. now. Not much here. I hope to take my only son on a road trip to Fort Davis Texas.

  4. Paul Jett on April 11, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    interviewed at the high school 2x,never got hired.

  5. Peter Pierce on April 11, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    Where is the cemetary

  6. Raul Mendez on April 11, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    Awesome vid, however the Native Indians didn’t pray on travelers lol!! They defended there land from invaders. I guess there is more than one point of view. Thanks for this vid.

  7. DJ Jaime Lopez on April 11, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    Great video showcasing Ft Davis. The video quality and clarity is amazing!

  8. Green-Grounds on April 11, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    My cousin lived on top of that little mountain for two years. At a Girl Scout ranch or something.

  9. EZRhino on April 11, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    OMG you missed some of the best parts of Fort Davis. The nature trails you observed leads up and over the hill behind to Fort Davis State Park and Indian Lodge built in the 1930’s by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Too bad. Maybe you can cover it in a future video. Also the McDonald Observatory is only a few miles (14) up the road…….Glad I found your channel. I am enjoying your video’s

  10. Michael Cox on April 11, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    We live a stone’s throw from the Catholic church (see 0:26). Moved here after retiring 3 years ago – 5,000 feet above stress level ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Derek Davis on April 11, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Did I see a ghost at 5:52 to 5:53?

  12. Mike Sisley on April 11, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    My grandpa was born at Ft. Davis (the Army post) back when it was an active post. As a youth he learned all about mules and horses, and for a time was a mule skinner. His brother joined the Army and spent 30 as an enlisted man and served in the Philippine Insurrection and rode with Black Jack Pershing in in the Mexican campaign. He was stationed several times down at Brackettville, at Ft Clark Springs. That is another good fort to go visit.

  13. Barry Rahn on April 11, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Looks like outback Austrailia

  14. Lora Scelsi on April 11, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Very cute town. Love it.

  15. Mick Bingo on April 11, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    I chose that town as my first ever vacation 6 months ago

  16. TheJhtlag on April 11, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    As mentioned below, don’t forget the McDonald Observatory and take in a star show where they set up several telescopes for guests. (if that’s going on post covid) The Indian Lodge Hotel has got to be one of the best kept secrets of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. If you want the very best cowboy hats check out Limpia Creek Hats in town, this is the real deal, not cheap … but beautiful. (And I’m not affiliated with them) Ft Davis has (had?) a film on the Buffalo soldiers narrated by non other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Interesting area, along with visting Big Bend National Park one of the more interesting trips I’ve taken.

  17. Darth Musturd on April 11, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    drove through there on a road trip to terlingua. guy that owned the drug store invited us to a chili cookoff. super cool folks there.

  18. Manuel Gonzalez on April 11, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Shout out Manny from Chicago love your video Keep making them

  19. darbysquelch on April 11, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    Love your videos. You went during the perfect time after all that rain last year. Most of the year Ft Davis (and most of west Texas) is not that green.

  20. Derek Davis on April 11, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    No one told me I had a fort.

  21. Superserial on April 11, 2023 at 8:39 pm


  22. Carrie Chitsey Wells on April 11, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    You should check out Los Trece Texas a super cool Wild West town

  23. cancel channel on April 11, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for showing me Ft. Davis, TX. now I don’t need to go, you saved me alot of money ")

  24. montana best on April 11, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    there is a great song out on YT called Limpia Hotel…it’s by Shinyribs…_Kevin Russell. The best version is the one from Texas Music Scene. Give yourself a treat and listen to this beautiful Texas song….peace y’all

  25. Coil_god 8Owe on April 11, 2023 at 8:48 pm

    My family is from Marfa. My Grandma worked at the Indian Lodge in Ft. Davis for 30 years. God’s country.

  26. Madison Brooks on April 11, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    I’m from fort Davis been there my whole life. May look nice may look pretty but its a meth town and almost everyone here is a racist. The sheriff bill kits is a meth addict. And if you still move or even visit after this warning be sure to lock you cars of the tweaker will get your stuff or even your call and the cops won’t do anything about it

  27. human_ on April 11, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    I feel bad for the snakes trapped in cages.

  28. Barry Rahn on April 11, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Ssh… don’t tell anybody ..

  29. Barry Rahn on April 11, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Whenever I get back to Texas, I’d definitely like to go here

  30. Tom Duley on April 11, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Nicely done video. We were in Ft. Davis about a month ago. We stopped by to see Ft. Davis and I thought it was such a quaint town and drawn to all the historic buildings. We would have loved to have explored more of the area but high winds came up while we were touring the fort and we were in the worst windstorm l have ever seen. It was whiteout conditions, like a blizzard except with sand. We wound up getting a room in Van Horn just to get off the road.

  31. Linda Cook on April 11, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Love Fort Davis. Stayed at the Prude Guest Ranch several times. 4th of July parade and fireworks, so much fun. Balmorea Spring is a fantastic place to swim.

  32. Leonard Leachman on April 11, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Agreed, amen

  33. Makaduta Arzola on April 11, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Lived in Ft. Davis for years. Loved it.๐Ÿ’›

  34. Richard Degen on April 11, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Been several times…..nice

  35. William Shaffer on April 11, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Great Video. Makes me want to go there myself!!!

  36. Kenny Craven on April 11, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    I stopped in Rattles and reptiles one time. Worth the visit.

  37. Patrick Prejusa on April 11, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    great video. thank you

  38. James Bendele on April 11, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    I love Fort Davis. Itโ€™s a beautiful small town! If you are visiting the state park and need supplies or food, itโ€™s great having this wonderful town nearby. Itโ€™s also close to Marfa and the observatory.

  39. Gerald on April 11, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    My grandparents and my dad lived in Fort Davis , Wonderful place to visit, and my grandfather also worked at Macdonald’s
    Observatory north of Fort Davis going towards Kent Texas.Also a wonderful place to visit. Check out all destination’s.

  40. 2 cents worth on April 11, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Alpine is nicer.

  41. Diana Marie H. on April 11, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    What is that amazing song in the beginning? I’d love to know. It’s sounds familiar, but I can’t place it. I went through Ft. Davis once on my way to El Paso, but never really explored the city. Would love to go out there again. Thank you for all your amazing videos. They make my day, and they give me so much peace after listening to politics during the day.

  42. Chango on April 11, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    My grandpa owns a ranch in fort Davis for star gazing. I swear to it I’ll carry on that legacy, I love that town.

  43. Richard A on April 11, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    I went to the Boy Scout ranch in the late fifties. Not many swimming holes out there, but I still know a couple,lol.

  44. Heidi Robinson on April 11, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    How many wild animals and insects can we expect to be dealing with out there, in those really cool desert West Texas towns?!

  45. Ronaldo Reis FS on April 11, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you, great info, great video!;)

  46. James Hinson on April 11, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful country there for sure.

  47. My favorite Martian on April 11, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    I lived in Ft Davis back in 1966-1968. My Dad worked construction and was building the new dome at the Observatory. We lived at the Limpia.
    Summers I worked at the Prude Ranch, went rafting down the Rio Grande and went swimming at Balmorea Lake. For big doin’s, we would drive to Marfa to see the lights or Alpine where the Sul Ross College was (female college). The deer hunting was good too. It was the first place I got real close to a tornado.

  48. Kathy Rogers on April 11, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    My dad spent his teen years in Ft. Davis over 80 years ago. I have never been able to go there. Thanks for this visit!

  49. King ForADay on April 11, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    The town and surrounding area look like something straight out of many westerns!

  50. Dale Parkes on April 11, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I stayed at Hotel Limpia while on a road trip in the summer of 1990.

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