“weird floating balls of light!”
Native American residents knew about Marfa Mystery Lights long before the first recorded sighting in 1883. Celebrate the mystery with us at the Marfa Lights Festival held each September on Labor Day Weekend. Activities include a daytime and night main street parade, food, arts and crafts booths, evening concerts, and street dances. The festival has become a Marfa tradition and a reunion time for former residents and natives. View this mysterious phenomenon any time after sunset at the Marfa Lights Viewing Area, nine miles east of Marfa on Highway 90. The Marfa Mystery Lights are viewable year round. The Marfa Lights Viewing Area was designed by the Marfa High School Gifted and Talented students with the help of Texas Department of Transportation.
Great place to view stars. Sadly, we didn't see the mystery lights, but the view of the stars was worth it on its own.
The trip out there is worth if for the view of the stars. Once you get over that, you can start staring at the horizon. At first you think, those are just headlights. Then one goes higher than the other, and splits. I left shaking my head. Truly a mystery.
It was amazing. I haven't seen stars twinkle so beautiful and bright like in the Marfa Lights Viewing Area. The viewing area includes benches and dim lighting. There were also clean restrooms. The place was not crowded. The night sky and the stars were so beautiful. I'm definitely coming back here.
You can see the glowing orbs but its takes a bit of luck to show up on the correct nights. Side note you can see them sober.
Absolutely crowded with lots of screeching toddlers up way past their bedtime. Don't go.
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Marfa Lights Viewing Center
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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