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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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Ranked #6 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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Honey Grove, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have stopped here several times in my periodic travels, and have seen a variety of interesting things. Some nights are good - and the following nights - not so much. But, you can add it to your bucket list and say, "Yeah, I've done that".

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately on the evening we were in town we were unable to see the lights because it was a little overcast.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Is very interesting to see the lights. We didn't stay there too long. If you drive by make sure you stop by and check hem out. The viewing area is right off the highway.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun, but for a better experience visit the McDonald Observatory not too far from Marfa. I haven't seen stars like this in years, breathtaking

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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