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Fort D. A. Russell

Marfa, TX
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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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Truly Unique

Building 98 is a museum...wait, an art gallery...could be a WWII barracks...but part of it was Mrs... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
virginiatraveler9
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virginia
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Marfa, TX
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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

1  Thank noplacetogo
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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

Thank virginiatraveler9
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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

1  Thank MicksterMom
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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.

1  Thank TravelsWithStephen
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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

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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

1  Thank Danny H
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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

2  Thank WestTexasTown
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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

2  Thank Jacqueline07_69
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Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited Building 98 for the opening of an exhibit titled “Degrees of Separation”, an international collaboration. Four each photographers, artists and writers from Louisiana, four of each from France, were selected to contribute, and to interact with and respond to each others' works. It's...More

4  Thank WeirdHarold
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stopped by building 98 before the chinati foundation and found that the courtyard was filled with tents. The bulding was being used to house transient artists, A few of whom were smoking dope (also baking) in a windowless van parked out front. Most were nice...More

2  Thank Steve_Dallas01
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