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Marfa, Texas

Marfa was established in 1881 as a water stop of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Today it is a trading point for many large ranches in the surrounding mountains. A superb climate makes Marfa a popular tourist center. In season, hunters are attracted by plentiful mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

El Paisano Hotel

The Hotel Paisano was built by Charles Bassett of El Paso and opened in June 1930. The Paisano was for the most part a cattleman's hotel for its first 40

Marfa, TX Historic Hotels

Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation is a contemporary art museum founded by the late artist Donald Judd, dedicated to the creation and preservation of permanent installations of large-scale works or large groups of work by a small number of artists, located on a 340-acre site of the former Fort D.A. Russell.

Marfa, TX Museums

Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Center

First reported by early settlers in 1883, the mysterious glowing orbs still defy explanation. Since then the legend, and the surrounding curiosity, has grown. What once was a Texas-based story of interest has captured national recognition.

Marfa, TX Natural Attractions

Marfa Municipal Golf Course

Marfa Municipal Golf Course is the highest golf course in Texas, at 4,882 feet above sea level with nine holes, 18

Marfa, TX Golf Courses

Marfa Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Marfa, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Marfa, TX

Monahans Sandhills Visitor Center

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Fort Bliss Museum and Study Center

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Nuestra Seņora del Carmen

Established in 1681, and later dedicated Corpus Christi de la Ysleta, 1690; damaged by both floods and fires, but restored an...

Balmorhea State Park Camping

Visitors at Balmorhea State Park can enjoy swimming, picnicking, and camping. An honor box is located at the park entrance fo...