West Texas and the Panhandle Travel Guide

West Texas and the Panhandle Sights

Marfa Lights

  • 207 N. Highland Ave. Map It
  • Marfa
  • Local Interest–Sight

Published 05/20/2004

Fodor's Review

Every town has its legends, and Marfa is no exception: if you come here, you must go see the Marfa Lights—visible most often 9 miles east of town from a roadside park built especially for this purpose by the Texas Department of Transportation. Called by a variety of names—including "night mirages" and "chemical plasma lights"—the phenomenon, although rare, has been seen often enough that the Marfa chamber of commerce gives directions to the site near Mitchell Flat. Even if you don't see the Marfa Lights, you'll be in a prime spot for spectacular stargazing.

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207 N. Highland Ave., Marfa, Texas, 79843, USA

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Published 05/20/2004


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