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Marfa Lights Viewing Center, Marfa

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mysterious Sites
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3.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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  • We were there on a lovely night, and it was worth the experience. We had a great time and I think I saw the Marfa lights in the distance. 
  • We definitely saw the mystery lights, about 4 of them. They're very consistent and pretty cool to view in person after hearing of them for so long. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully need to be on the case. 
  • We had made our way to Marfa in hopes of seeing the Lights of Marfa. No go on our night. But it was a pleasant evening watching the sun set and the sky become radiant with color. The only lights we wa...  read more »
  • Outstanding...very enjoyable experience. Like another review, I too saw a Trump bumper sticker but it didn't stress me out. We didn't see any hillery stickers and that was good.
  • We loved it we went in March and came prepared we took blankets and lawn chairs it was cold. Our kids enjoyed it playing in the dirt, catching bugs, watch the sunset, and saw the dancing lights.
  • You MUST stop here sometime (day or night) if you are in the Alpine - Marfa area. It doesn't cost anything, there are basic public restrooms, free access to binoculars, informative signs and plaques, and plenty of parking. The entire area is wheelchair accessible. Open 24 hours, every day.
  • The Viewing Center itself is fine. Good place to hangout in the middle of nowhere. As for the lights, it's true that they don't act like car headlights, per se, but they also don't seem to be all that mysterious, if we being honest. Nonetheless, like everyone says, a great place to view the sunset and stars.
  • There are better reasons for coming to Marfa than this tourist trap. I saw my first ever in-person Trump bumper sticker on a car in the parking lot and that spoke volumes. Unless you want to go just to say you've gone, save your time and go watch a movie on your laptop back at El Cosmico/Hotel Paisano/Thunderbird. It's a giant let-down.
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