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Alpine Chamber of Commerce 106 N 3rd Street, Alpine, Texas  79830 Phone 1-800-561-3735 or 432-837-2326  Fax (432) 837-3638 e-mail

Club Fort Davis After School Program Non-profit organization that provides a supervised, structured after school setting for students who attend Dirks Anderson Elementary School at the Jeff Davis County Library, PO Box 1054, 100 Memorial Square, Fort Davis, Texas 79734. Club Fort Davis also sponsors the Missoula Children's Theatre, a traveling theater production, which comes to Fort Davis in June each year. Contact Toi Fischer for after school program information by phone: 432-426-3802 or email:                            For Missoula Children's Theatre information contact Lisa Gordon by phone: (432)249-0658 or email: .

Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute - The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and Visitor Center is located on 507-acres, four miles south of Fort Davis on Highway 118. The Center is in a marvelous setting, with views of Mt. Livermore to the north and Blue Mountain to the southwest. "The mission of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is to promote public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert through research and education programs." Known to locals as CDRI, the Center is home to a Visitor's Center, the Leapin' Lizard Gift Shop, an arboretum, and the cactus and succulent greenhouse with over 200 species of Chihuahuan Desert cacti. For those who enjoy hiking, the CDRI offers two, moderately strenuous hikes: the Modesta Canyon Trail, a one-hour hike down a protected canyon to Modesta Canyon Springs, and the Clayton's Overlook hike with spectacular views of the surrounding territory.
The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens is open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5. Email:  Tel: (432)364-2499.

Churches - Church in the Mountains; First Baptist Church; First Presbyterian Church; Fort Davis Church of Christ; St. Joseph Catholic Church; United Methodist Church.

Davis Mountains Therapeutic Riding Center 401 Douglas Drive fort Davis, TX 79734            Mission-To improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through a connection with a horse. DMTRC provides horse riding lessons for children and adults who have a physical, emotional or learning disability. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment. Phone (432) 426-2363 email:

Fort Davis National Historic Site - P. O. Box 1379, Fort Davis Texas. Administered by the National Park Service. Hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm. 
            Christmas Day- December 25
            New Year's Day  - January 1
            Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - Third Monday in January
            Thanksgiving Day - Last Thursday in November
For more info: Please call: (432)-426-3224 Ext.20 or visit

Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County - Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County - Supplemental food distributed for qualified clients of Jeff Davis County. Also provides emergency food and school supplies. Food Distributions are 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 9AM until 11AM. (432) 426 3886.

Fort Davis ISD - PO Box 1339, Fort Davis, Texas 79734.  101 Indian Lane.  (432) 426-4440 Fax: (432) 426-4449.

Friends of Jeff Davis County Library - P O Box 425, a volunteer organization that endeavors to make Jeff Davis County Library an increasingly important asset by encouraging greater public awareness, use, and support of the library and by assisting the librarian and staff in improving services and facilities.

Girl Scouts Of The Permian Basin - Year round leadership development program for girls ages 5-17. Education & camping for youth, Group facility rentals. 9am-6pm Mon. Thurs.
Contact: 432-364-2201 - Email:


Grand Companions Humane Society -1M-F 9am to 6pm. Saturday's call for appt. 701 Compromise St./ PO Box 1156, Fort Davis, TX 79734.Established in 1993, the Humane Society strives to locate good homes for animals, educate the public about humane treatment of animals, assist in the spaying/neutering, placement/adoption of pets, as well as provide foster care. The Society holds annual events, baked goods/holiday card sales and Adopt-a-Highway projects. (432) 426-3724. Email:

Jeff Davis County 4-H

Overland Trail Museum - Fort St. and 3rd St., see attractions page for hours, group tours by appointment call Bob Miles 432-426-2467 or Daisy McCutcheon (432) 426-2011 Provides historical records, pictures items of historical interest relating to Jeff Davis County, culture and physical history of Fort Davis and the Big Bend area. Museum owned and operated by The  Fort Davis Historical Society.

The Helping Hand Thrift & Gift Shop, 510 State St.10am to 5:30pm, except Sundays   (432) 426-2008 All proceeds benefit the Grand Companions Humane Society

The Nature Conservancy of Texas - 123 N. 6th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830 (office) and 10 miles north of the McDonald Observatory on Hwy 118 North (Davis Mountains Preserve).  A non-profit wildlife conservation organization, using science-based research and a non-confrontational approach to protect the unique diversity of animals and plants native to our state.  (432) 837-5954 Fax: (432) 837-5989

University of Texas at Austin-McDonald Observatory  Astronomical education, research and public information. for fuller details see Attractions page.



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