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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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Fun excursion

Weather was finally clear enough on our weekend trip. Very nice viewing station with benches. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erin R
El Paso, Texas, United States
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No success - but we didn't stay long!

The viewing area is nice. Bring chairs - and a blanket or jacket even in July! We went around 10:00... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, Texas
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Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“car lights” (16 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Weather was finally clear enough on our weekend trip. Very nice viewing station with benches. We arrived a little before 10 and did see some lights. Not sure what they were, but it certainly wasn't a car.

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The viewing area is nice. Bring chairs - and a blanket or jacket even in July! We went around 10:00 pm and stayed for a little less than an hour because we were not prepared for the cool evening. We were advised to go as...More

Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank rb123456789rb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after midnight on our way south from Ft. Davis. We did appreciate the mysterious aspects of the reported phenomenon but didn't witness anything more than car head and tail lights in the distance to the right side of the landmark radio tower.

Thank William D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at 9pm and left at 11pm. During that time we saw the lights various times. They were yellow and shades of pink. It was amazing how some were very bright and got brighter, while others lingered and some showed up for just...More

1  Thank melissaa416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the thing to do in Marfa. Saw some lights , they have a nice viewing area with clean bathrooms which make it comfortable

Thank caitlyn m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I grew up here there was a side of a road to sit on....now there is a visitor/viewing center!!!! Even though we did not see anything, we enjoyed the experience. However, the sheer number of people kinda took away from the mystery!

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an ok trip. We did see some mysterious lights in the dessert, but it wasn't as exciting as I had heard it would be.

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected more, but still glad I went. Go check it out, but don't expect anything like the Aurora Borealis.

Thank Jjj R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured out at 9:45pm and were surprised by the number of people there on a Sunday night. Large groups of teens that kept using phones/flashes making it hard to see out. We stayed for about two hours saw a few orbs of light, but...More

Thank Poth94
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Nyati818 | Reviewed this property |
It's open all the time because it is basically a roadside park positioned to give a good view of the lights. The lights come out at dusk so don't go there during the day.....you won't see them then!
4 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.
12 January 2017|
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Response from riverwalk1503 | Reviewed this property |
Paved. The viewing sight is only about 25 yards from the highwsy