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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Marfa
Type: Mysterious Sites
Description: Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This review is really about the observational facility. I appreciate the effort that went into making a decent place to be disappointed in the Marfa Lights legend. There are viewing scopes and low red lighting to limit night vision impact. The lights themselves are just headlights coming down a distant mountain. As other reviewers have mentioned, that star gazing is... More

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I'm personaly not to much a “believer“ of the storys around marfa lights. I think there are pleasant but not so crazy.. When we went there (it was allready 9pm, better to go a bit before that), we eventually seen a few lights... But frankly... I wasn't inpress or overwhelm at all.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We decided not to pay for an official "tour" and go ourselves. We had a good time trying to see the mystery lights, but ended up enjoying the stars more. The official watching location is a very nice facility, clean restrooms and good for groups, couples and families.

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Midland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My dad has been telling me about seeing the Marfa Lights since I can remember. I was a little skeptical after reading what Wikipedia had to say about it. I saw them, a lot of them! This has to be one of the coolest/weirdest things I have ever experienced. Even if you aren't interested in the lights, look up at... More

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Knokke, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Like they say, mistery lights. All the locals where telling us that most of the time they go out there the see the lights. We haven't seen anything...take a sweater because even in summer it can be very cold!

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't leave Marfa without seeing the lights! It is a magical experience....the lights just twinkle at you and the rest of the sky is lit up like diamonds with the stars that reach to forever! Good luck!

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taylor landing, texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After a long day of traveling my husband insisted that we take our 9 yr old son out to look for the Marfa lights. I was tired and just not in the mood, I imagined us perched on a hard picnic table or bench somewhere in the desert worried about snakes. After some arm twisting, he convinced me to go... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am not sure if we saw them or not, but had a blast looking for them! There is a really nice rest stop there!

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Walden, Tenn
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188 reviews 188 reviews
68 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The State of Texas, God bless them, built a very nice facility for visitors to use when hoping to see the Marfa lights. We expected a few people to join us on a steamy weekday evening and were shocked that more than 150 souls were there, complete with lawn chairs, cold drinks, pets, children, all waiting to see the Marfa... More

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Kingwood, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We got there yesterday about 10:45pm. At first we were not sure what we were looking for. My husband had our binoculars and was watching a certain area. He ruled out a few but then we saw a light it reminded us of the flicker of a campfire. First it was a single, then there was two, they were too... More

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