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they're real!

We saw them! Along with all the amazing stars, galaxies and our own Milky Way. Good old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angleton, Texas
See what you see

The Marfa Lights are just one of those fun curious phenomena for anyone who loves the unknown and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn D
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Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
Marfa, TX
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Reviewed 6 days ago

go and see for yourself- they're waiting for you out there, the viewing center makes it a great experience, by yourself, friends or family!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw them! Along with all the amazing stars, galaxies and our own Milky Way. Good old fashioned fun

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh God. This has gotten a little bit out of control. Wanna see lights? Look up. The stars are incredible and you can see millions of them. I’ve been there many times and I’ve never really seen anything substantial.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Marfa Lights are just one of those fun curious phenomena for anyone who loves the unknown and adventure!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thinking about going...do it! I have never been to a darker spot with amazing star gazing. Couldn't have ever imagined this nighttime sky. Just advise you to dress for the cold desert air in the winter months. Did I see the Marfa lights....I think I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so excited to see “the lights”I think the atmosphere was perfect ( extremely cold) The first night the lights were very active.We even saw the lights dance around.We also saw a bright red light.The second night the lights were not quite as bright...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here in October of 2018 hoping to see the Marfa Lights. We didn't see anything, but I am glad we stopped. It's a nice platform in the middle of nowhere. There was plenty of parking - but it was super dark out there,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susu71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfect place to come and watch the Marfa lights. Bring a folding chair and get there before sunset. The lights are not visible every night, so you may go and see nothing. I was very lucky because the night I went they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim1133
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

While driving down the I-90 my friend and I (believe this or not) were followed by these mysterious lights for a good 30 min. After, we lost our $&@! we discovered this happens frequently and there is a place in TX that was built for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 964tarah
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Thought we saw the lights, but the next day we saw a postcard depicting what they “supposed” to look like. But we’re sticking with our “we saw them” story!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Connie F
February 6, 2019|
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
There is only one (expensive) hotel in Marfa. You can not see the lights unless you go out the highway about 3 miles to the pavilion built for the viewing. Ambient light will diminish the far off flashes to the point that... More
October 23, 2018|
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Response from sidereus_nuncius | Reviewed this property |
I went at sunset and stayed through 10pm both times.
Adiam F
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Lauren R | Reviewed this property |
The mystery "phenomenon" is great PR for the little town of Marfa, too! It is fun, so don't take it too seriously!