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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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Midland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Austin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As most people- I believe I saw something, but I don't really know what I saw... if anything. The night cool and the stars were plentiful however. Please be courteous to others and keep your voice down.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were staying in the motel just outside town. We, my boyfriend and i, headed out to the viewing sight. Had no idea what to expect. I was driving. My boyfriend noticed lights, which at the time resembled a motorcycle, behind us. He told me to take a look for some reason he thought they looked strange. But, i didn't... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well, that was disappointing... but kind of expected, I should say. I really wanted to see some kind of lights, misterious or not :) but unfortunately, nothing was there to be seen. beautiful desert, cool breeze that night, 20+ people at the viewing spot, but no lights were to be seen that night. Maybe some other time, but living far... More

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