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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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Seeing the Lights

We arrived at the viewing area about dusk with our fold up chairs and blankets. We saw our first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tamye R
Cross Roads, Texas
Disappointing long night!

After reading reviews and listening to others who have been, we drove out to Marfa to experience... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brenham, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived at the viewing area about dusk with our fold up chairs and blankets. We saw our first light about 10:15 and we watched with until 11:00. We saw many lights that evening! Crazy cool!

Thank Tamye R
Reviewed 3 days ago

After reading reviews and listening to others who have been, we drove out to Marfa to experience the 'lights'. The reviewers and towns people said to be patient. We got out there around 9:00 pm and waited, along with about 50 other believers. We stayed...More

Thank Texas_traveler77833
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's lots of chatter about what they are. I still don't know! We went at night and then again the next day to make sense out of what we saw. Still don't get it!

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't see the lights, but it was a great experience and the way that the roadside park is set up is really cool! We hope to get to go back and maybe we will be one of the lucky ones the next time!

Thank Genny L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Marfa Mystery Lights even though we did not see them. There was a fun group of people gathered to watch and it is always nice to visit with other tourist in an area. The building is only 9 miles from town and...More

1  Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! My wife and I saw them at the viewing park. Sometimes one or two or three popping up over the far horizon like a flash to maybe a 5 second shining star moving above the horizon. It peaked for us about 10:15 PM on...More

Thank hsils
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited The Marfa Lights viewing center a few nights ago and were surprised at how nice the facility was! Seeing the Marfa Lights has been on my bucket list, so we decided to travel to West Texas to see them. We...More

1  Thank texasgirl75
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This "attraction" seems to be a bit overrated. I understand that the lights have been around for 100+ years, but the lights that are visible are quite limited. It's basically just some lights appearing on the horizon in the distance. If you have nothing better...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We saw this driving into Marfa and wanted to come back out at night to check it out. Parking can be a little tricky since people are coming in and out from both highway entries. Great place for viewing all kinds of lights; stars, planets...More

Thank stein-a-dyne
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Heard about these all my life growing up in Texas since the seventies. Now I can mark this off the bucket list!!!! The area to watch is about 8 miles east of Marfa on the road to Alpine. Get there before dusk and get a...More

4  Thank Nyati818
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Can you stay in RV overnight at this site?
3 March 2017|
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Response from AnnaWD5 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any overnight parking or RV sites. Marfa isn't far, however, and you could stay there.
Are the roads to the viewing area dirt or paved? Is parking paved?
11 January 2017|
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Response from riverwalk1503 | Reviewed this property |
Paved. The viewing sight is only about 25 yards from the highwsy
Barb W
Where is the viewing station located? We will be visiting Ft Davis observatory but would also like to check out the lights the night before. Thank you.
4 August 2016|
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Response from Tuna77573 | Reviewed this property |
The viewing center is east from the town of Marfa approx 9 miles. It will be on your right traveling east (south side of the highway). The viewing center has clean restrooms and info about the lights.