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Building 98

You have to look for it but Building 98 is one of the most unique places I’ve ever visited in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gmharmon
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Pensacola, Florida
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Really interesting

I had heard a little about the military base and less about the murals by Italian prisoners... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
noplacetogo
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Texas
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A former U.S. Cavalry post called Camp Marfa which was the bachelor officers quarters and party house of Fort D.A. Russell from the late 1800s to the end of World War 2.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to look for it but Building 98 is one of the most unique places I’ve ever visited in the US. It used to be the officers housing for the fort, the last active Calvary unit in the Army. George Patton played polo here....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

I'm glad everybody else has "loved" it so far...……. wish I could say the same, however it was closed at 2 pm on a Wednesday. Apparently you have to make an appointment, to go inside and take a tour, like a VIP, or a Billionaire,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank robby1029tx
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I had heard a little about the military base and less about the murals by Italian prisoners. Nestled among Chinati Foundation properties and not a lot of signage available, a visit is certainly worthwhile. Our guide was informative and patient with our questions. Some of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank noplacetogo
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Building 98 is a museum...wait, an art gallery...could be a WWII barracks...but part of it was Mrs. Roosevelt's bedroom. It was all these things and more. it's truly "Marfa-esque". Most interesting to us were the murals painted by two German POWs during the time they...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank virginiatraveler9
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. We spent two hours walking around and talking with our guide Barry. Does it take 2 hours? No, but we so enjoyed our time. Great WWI and WWII connection. Don't miss seeing the bar, the murals, and Mrs. Roosevelt's re-designed bedroom...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank MicksterMom
Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is an interesting insight into "old" Marfa from the WW II days. Make sure Mona gives you that grand tour - she is loaded with a thousand interesting tidbits regarding this building and Marfa's history.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank TravelsWithStephen
Reviewed December 3, 2016

I won't go into detail about the facility; others have already done that more than adequately. I would only add that for our visit (not sure if this is standard as others haven't mentioned it), but the onsite caretaker herself gave us the full tour....More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank NadgunnaTaiket
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Don't miss this. This small housing unit for Army officers holds stories of soldiers who chased Pancho Villa and took orders from a young officer who later became General Patton. Liberated Nazi's, brought from the North African theatre were brought all the way back to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Danny H
Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited Building 98 and toured the exhibit. Then we went Chinati Foundation which is housed at the Fort. We toured the Donald Judd Outdoor exhibit. We also visited his aluminum works which are housed in two converted artillery sheds. If you go to Marfa...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank WestTexasTown
Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a complex that has been a part of Fort D.A. Russell and housed the officer’s club. In World War II it housed prisoners of war of the African army of Rommel. In a couple of rooms two of them (R. Hampel and Hans...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Jacqueline07_69
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