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Just a slim chance

I love it BUT it may be just a lot of hype to the non-believer. Bring a blanket and some snacks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grand Prairie, Texas
If you see the, AMAZING!

I live in Marfa and have had the good fortune to see the lights a number of times. But not every... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marfa, Texas
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Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
Marfa, TX
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Reviewed yesterday

I love it BUT it may be just a lot of hype to the non-believer. Bring a blanket and some snacks and plan to sit and wait for dark. If the weather is nice and warm you will have a crowd of mystery-watcher around you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank sjsh1959
Reviewed 2 days ago

I live in Marfa and have had the good fortune to see the lights a number of times. But not every night. When you see them you know they are not car lights but something otherworldly and amazing!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carolynpfeiffer
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was the experience of trying to see the light will be trying again maybe this time we will have better weather as it was raining

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ton_Col2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to see the lights, froze our biffys off and did not observe anything. We were there for a little over 2 hours. The state has built a nice restroom facility and provided limited benches and some telescopes to view the lights in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if we saw the right lights but we saw something. Even if you don't see the mysterious lights, the viewing area is perfect for star gazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flksfhtx
Reviewed 2 November 2018

They were there on an overcast night. Just off in the horizon to the right. Blue and white and moving around a bit.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JohnH4057
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This venue was built on the side of the highway just to make the viewing of the lights easier for anyone wanting to stop. We really enjoyed the experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KentBogle
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Two signs in either direction give you a Mile warning that this comes up on the South side of the Highway. The viewing platform is really a rest stop. I didn't see the lights, but other friends have. Hope it is Metaphysical (Aliens?) rather than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This was just odd. I’ve heard about these since I was a child but it’s so far out in the middle of nowhere I thought I’d never have to opportunity to go. I was wrong. I went, I saw them and I was fascinated! There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank jimmyapollo
Reviewed 11 September 2018

There are definitely some mysterious lights. (a few obvious ones too... the amber colored ones are headlights on highway 87), but the red and green lights are actually kind of neat to watch. Some old man (looking like santa claus on vacation) showed up and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robby1029tx
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24 October 2018|
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Response from sidereus_nuncius | Reviewed this property |
I went at sunset and stayed through 10pm both times.
Adiam F
21 September 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!