CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Our South parking lot entrance is now open, and the only way to get to the Bluff! From 335 going southbound, you can now turn West directly into our parking lot. Thanks for your patience during this weird and wild construction journey! 
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About Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center

Located just 3 miles north of I-40, the Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center is a sanctuary of natural beauty. This expansive reserve celebrates the diverse landscapes of the Texas Panhandle, offering visitors a glimpse into the region’s unique flora, fauna, and geology. Over 7 miles of trails wind through native grasslands, small canyons, and bluff vistas, providing an immersive experience for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Discover nature close to home and meet us at the Bluff!

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Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums

May 18, 2024 @ 9:30 PM - September 2, 2024 @ 4:30 PM

The Don Harrington Discovery Center and Wildcat Bluff Nature Center are offering FREE ADMISSION for families of veterans and active-duty military personnel through September 4 as part of the Blue Star Museum...

Toddler Tracks

Toddler Tracks

August 9, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Tracks is for explorers age 5 and under and a caregiver. Wildcat Bluff will host a nature-themed storytime, do a craft or hands-on activity, and go for an optional nature walk on Libb’s Trail...

Guided Hike

Guided Hike

August 10, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Hike on established Wildcat Bluff trails learning about the Bluff’s history, geology, and the plants and animals that call the great plains home. Plan for 1 to 1 1/2 hours of reasonably moderate hiking...

Echoes of the Past

Echoes of the Past

August 18, 2024 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a blast into the past with our on-staff archaeologist! Learn about the history of our world and the Texas Panhandle! Find your place in the pages of the earth's story with Echoes of the Past. In...

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Explore our Trails

Discover tranquility and natural beauty, from serene mesquites to vast grasslands and remarkable rock formations.

Before you set off:

  • Safety First: Wear sturdy shoes and carry water. Enjoy the Bluff Overlook responsibly — no climbing on the rocks.
  • Eco-Friendly: No glass, alcohol, or smoking. Stay on marked paths and carry out all trash.
  • Share Your Experience: We value your perspective! Share your moments on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Pet-Friendly: Leashed dogs are welcome; please clean up after them.
  • Biking: Allowed on Tuesdays, except on the Gnarly Mesquite Trail.

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Give the Gift of Exloration

Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center could not exist without the support of the community and our donors. Our operating budget includes about 40% from donations, grants, and other contributions. Very simply, we can’t do what we do without you. We were started by the community and continue to be here for the community.

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