Marfa Travel Guide

  • Presidio County Courthouse
    Presidio County Courthouse
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  • Marfa Presidio County Museum
    Marfa Presidio County Museum
    by Basaic
  • Historic County Jail
    Historic County Jail
    by Basaic

Marfa Things to Do

  • The Marfa Lights. Scary things in the...

    The Marfa lights are a phenomenon that appear in the desert east of MarfaThey appear at dark on some nights and seem to be mysterious glowing orbs rising above the desert. Either that - or they're car lights on US 67 coming north from Presidio, TX.We were lucky enough to see what we think are the Marfa lights. Driving East of Marfa on US 67/90...

  • See the Marfa Lights

    The Marfa Lights are a mysterious phenomena that has reportedly been around since at least 1883. There is also some indications of Native American Sightings of the lights well before that date. Exactly what the lights are is open for lively debate. Marfa has built a viewing area on US Highway 90, nine miles East of town, so you can see the lights...

  • Historic El Paisano Hotel

    The El Paisano Hotel was named for the nearby Paisano Mountains. The building was designed by the famed architecture firm of Trost and Trost out of El Paso and was finished in 1930. It was built in anticipation of an oil boom that never came. It was built in the Spanish Baroque Style of architecture and features a center courtyard. It was...

  • Marfa Presidio County Museum

    The Marfa Presidio County Museum is located on US Highway 90 near the center of town. It is housed in the old Humphries House, which was built in 1883 and is a registered historical landmark. The museum contains a nice collection of artifacts that includes fossils, native American and early settler tools as well as information on the area's early...

  • See the Historic County Jail

    The Old Presidio County Jail is located just across the street from the courthouse. The prisoners didn't have far to go did they?

  • See the Historic Courthouse

    The Presidio County Courthouse was built in 1886 using the Second Empire style of architecture. It was designed by the architect J.H. Britton. That is the goddess of Justice standing on top of the dome. This is one of the prettier courthouses in the area. The courthouse is open from 9 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.


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  • The Hotel Paisano

    We didn't stay at the Hotel Paisano, but we did walk through it. It seemed quite nice but had a very...

  • Thunderbird Hotel

    After researching Marfa's hotels on the web, we decided that there were two reasonable options: The...

  • Chinati Hot Springs

    Box 67 Candelaria Route, Marfa, Texas, 79843, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Marfa Restaurants

  • Great Food in a Small Town

    Maiya's was kind of a surprise. The menu and ambience was not what you expect in a small town in West Texas. The menu includes such fare as a grilled Rib-eye Steak with Red Skinned Potatoes; North Atlantic Salmon; a Polenta Lasagna; and Chicken Agrodolce. Maiya's is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5 PM to 10 PM (excluding special events)....

  • Great Greek food on a van

    At lunch time stop by picnic tables by the book store for some awesome greek food-the van will drive up. Casual and outdoors. Packed with taste and flavor. Fresh and quality food in a van. Hummus was excellent and they have Blue Sky sodas.

  • A nice little breakfast joint / used...

    For breakfast on our last day (well, our only day) in Marfa we stopped by the Brown Recluse - a small coffee shop/used book store near downtown Marfa. Although everything is near downtown Marfa. The breakfasts were excellent (although we observed one crusty local sending back their French toast as too dry) and their homemade soft drinks (lemonade,...


Marfa Shopping

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    by BlaineandPat Written Jan 30, 2006

    A nice independant book store / coffee shop in downtown Marfa. It seemed to be one of the larger business in town

    What to buy: Books I would suppose. Although the shop also stocks a small collection of trendy gifts. Including a gay and lesbian bumper sticker book. Hard to believe there's much call for that in a West Texas town of 2000.........

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Marfa Favorites

  • by KenMore Written Oct 4, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: There have been several movies shot in the area. The most famous movie was Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, and Rock Hudson.

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