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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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Light Light Lights

We visited the viewing center 2 nights in a row. We saw the lights both nights. I even viewed the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kelly B
Brazoria, Texas
via mobile
No Lights, But Plenty of Magic

The Texas High Desert has a magic all its own. The night I went out, there were no lights, but it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Marfa, TX
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the viewing center 2 nights in a row. We saw the lights both nights. I even viewed the lights through magnified pair of binoculars. they were definitely not car lights. I can't say what they were but I can say they were very...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Texas High Desert has a magic all its own. The night I went out, there were no lights, but it was beautiful and hushed and other-worldly just the same. Also, the full moon rose behind us (there were about 50+ people there) like a...More

Thank rgummere
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know if we would see anything, but as promised, the mystery lights appeared, and disappeared, and reappeared and sub-divided and all of the mysterious things we went to see. Nice facility for viewing.

1  Thank Calvin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone to see the lights many a times. Sometimes, sober and sometimes not sober. Anyway, I am going to give you my version of what the lights are? They are 2 or 3 group of family members, each with some sort of light...More

1  Thank Arcadio R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, so this isn't really an exhibit. More or less, it's just an area for UFO citing. I have been like three times, and seen the lights once. Residents say that the lights exist, some anyway, and they might, but even seeing them, I found...More

Thank MarkCharney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't see the lights but something you have to try if in the area. The viewing spot was more developed than I expected and maybe even a little too much. Stayed for only 30 minutes as it was late. No lights. Maybe next time

Thank hellogoodbye_7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was finally clear enough on our weekend trip. Very nice viewing station with benches. We arrived a little before 10 and did see some lights. Not sure what they were, but it certainly wasn't a car.

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The viewing area is nice. Bring chairs - and a blanket or jacket even in July! We went around 10:00 pm and stayed for a little less than an hour because we were not prepared for the cool evening. We were advised to go as...More

Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The lights weren't present and at best are very rare to appear, but the view doesn't disappoint especially for stargazing on a new moon night when its completely dark.

Thank rb123456789rb
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after midnight on our way south from Ft. Davis. We did appreciate the mysterious aspects of the reported phenomenon but didn't witness anything more than car head and tail lights in the distance to the right side of the landmark radio tower.

Thank William D
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Nyati818 | Reviewed this property |
It's open all the time because it is basically a roadside park positioned to give a good view of the lights. The lights come out at dusk so don't go there during the day.....you won't see them then!
3 March 2017|
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Response from AnnaWD5 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any overnight parking or RV sites. Marfa isn't far, however, and you could stay there.
12 January 2017|
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Response from riverwalk1503 | Reviewed this property |
Paved. The viewing sight is only about 25 yards from the highwsy