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The visitor's center features a rustic saloon,
a courtroom and billiard hall, and the
opera house of Judge Roy Bean, the
colorful and controversial "Law West of
the Pecos" during the 1880's. The center
preserves the historic site where Judge
Bean ruled with a high handed, but
appropriate brand of homespun law,
outrageous humor, and six-shooter justice.
The adjacent information center interprets
highlights of Judge Bean's career in six
dioramas with special sound programs.
Travel counselors provide literature and
information about every part of Texas. The
impressive cactus garden displays the
diverse flora of the Southwest; plaques
label specimens and cite Indian/pioneer
lore about the thorny plants. A self guided
taped tour of the garden is available.
Admission to the center is free, and it is
open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,except Easter
Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day
and New Years.
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