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Marfa Lights Viewing Center, Marfa

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#84 of 378 in Sightseeing in Texas
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4.3
  • We went with low expectations after reading reviews that seeing the lights isn't always 100% guaranteed but as soon as we walked onto the viewing platform there they were. They're indescribable and so...  more »
  • Ok I'm a natural born skeptic, so I wasn't expecting much, maybe a silly light or two Or something created by some attention seeking human. I didn't know much about these light until after I saw them....  more »
  • My sister and I saw the lights one evening when there were lots of visitors there. How do you explain seeing one light moving randomly, then branching off into two lights, sometimes even into three ra...  more »
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  • Nice elevated viewing area for hopefully seeing the Marfa lights. You can still sit out on the ground near the fence if you prefer. Parking lot can be busy during prime viewing times with cars pulling in and out. Restrooms are decent but no running water. Overall , very much improved compared to back in the day when this was just a parking lot on the side of the highway.
  • Great place to view the lights. Complete with clean restrooms and telescopes that are adequate for this viewing. Good parking. Well lit with shielded lights. No need to rush. From an hour after sunset there are many lights to see on a clear night. The flashing red one is a Marker light on a microwave tower. All the other lights are .......?
  • This was a fun date night: we brought camp chairs, our favorite podcast episodes, and a couple beverages to watch unexplained science in action. There's also a nice picnic area, and pit toilets. It needs to be a dark and clear night for the lights to show up, they look like a bunch of erratic headlights out by the stationary red beacon light. We sat there staring straight at them for an hour or so before a local informed us that they were the lights. Pretty awesome.
  • The lights weren't present and at best are very rare to appear, but the view doesn't disappoint especially for stargazing on a new moon night when its completely dark.
  • Really unique! I saw lights fall from the sky. I saw lights that were in the mountains. They would come and go. Some would just pop up and disappear super fast. If you have no idea what marfa lights are, there are signs for you to read and are informative.

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