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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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An Adventure

We saw the lights. We saw some kind of critter scurry across the patio. There was a full moon so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dallas, Texas

We did see lights out there! Some folks from our hotel said that they had been there the past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“viewing station” (21 reviews)
“car lights” (18 reviews)
Marfa, TX
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw the lights. We saw some kind of critter scurry across the patio. There was a full moon so we could not see the stars very well. Nice viewing area. We will return when there is no moon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did see lights out there! Some folks from our hotel said that they had been there the past three nights and hadn't seen anything.... However, at 8:00 PM on November 26th 2017, we all saw them!! I am not a believer in anything mysterious.......and...More

Thank dj52014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to go and now I have. The viewing are is in the middle of nowhere. A nice viewing area with restrooms is at the viewing site. There was about 15 people at the site when I went. We saw unexplainable lights and...More

Thank marklongrigg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t see any lights but the building was new and nice. I took a chair (and my dog) and set up near one of the markers near the fence line they have. It was really convenient since I did not want to take my...More

1  Thank Jeina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much like the submarine races or searching for the Lady of the Lake at White Rock in Dallas...the Marfa Lights are a longtime Texas tradition and worth at least one visit. The visitor center does have good restrooms in case you do see the Lights...More

Thank BentonHall
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We went to Marfa specifically to see the lights and they sure enough showed up. Not the terrific light show that so many see, but the blips of lights appeared for us. It was cold and after an hour, we headed on back to the...More

1  Thank weeatpie
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Having grown up in Texas, I've always heard about the Marfa lights, but had never gone out. Since we were staying right up the road in Alpine, we took the opportunity to go and look. What a surprise that they have this nice viewing area...More

1  Thank Simone T
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Not sure if there are actual Marfa Lights but it’s fun to listen to people’s ideas. The facility is very nice with a clean restroom. I think it’s worth the trip, even if you only enjoy the stars and the company.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were on a bus tour that arrived in Marfa in the day time. Obviously, we could not see anything. Always arrive after dark and go to the location where the lights appear. They are not there every night, but, if you do see them,...More

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Oct 7, 2017 we arrived around 10:45 pm and we immediately saw the lights. The lights we saw were white, red and green. Most of the lights were triangular in shape but the most exciting ones were a bright orb that would move fast like...More

1  Thank Linda A
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Pam R
25 August 2017|
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Response from melissaa416 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash
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!