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Marathon, Texas

Marathon's name was suggested by a sea captain who said the area reminded him of Marathon, Greece. Today the town on U.S. 90 at the junction with U.S. 385 is a tourist crossroads, a major gateway to Big Bend National Park, and a headquarters for vast ranching activities. Visitors can catch glimpses of the town's colorful past at the Marathon Museum and the old Marathon Jail.

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The Post

Located five miles south of town on the Post Road lies what remains of old Fort Pena Colorado, built in 1879 to protect area residents from Indian raids.

Marathon, TX Historic Forts

Gage Hotel

Few other historic hotels offer a more unique experience of days gone by than The Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas. The restored West Texas hotel of the 1920

Marathon, TX Historic Hotels

Great Marathon Basin

The Great Marathon Basin is a widely known geologic area noted for extensive surface outcroppings of varied rocks and minerals, popular with professional geologists and amateur rockhounds. A 191.2

Marathon, TX Natural Attractions

Things to do near Marathon, TX

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center

Collection includes aerial photographs of World War II concentration camps, personal effects such as death camp pajamas, and ...

Lajitas On The Rio Grande Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Big Bend Ranch State Park Bike Trails

The park interior offers 17 miles of Mountain Biking trails of levels 1-3 and 30 miles of gravel road. The Visitor Center at ...

Wild Burros roaming free for viewing, learning about and photographing.

There is a small relic herd of wild burros found roaming within the Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas. These herds were onc...

El Paso Union Depot

Built in 1906 as the first international train station in the U.S., the handsome renovated building now serves AMTRAK and is ...