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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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If you're from a big city - you'll be shock d when you gaze up at the night sky and easily see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeff S
Boca Raton, Florida
via mobile
Amazing Lights and Adventure!

We went late at night as a fluke and so glad we did. The lights did not disappoint and might even... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Santa Monica, California
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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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“car lights” (18 reviews)
Marfa, TX
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're from a big city - you'll be shock d when you gaze up at the night sky and easily see the Milky Way and some 10,000 stars. The Marfa Mystery Lights are also easily seen - pretty cool considering they have never figured...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went late at night as a fluke and so glad we did. The lights did not disappoint and might even say it was the high light of our trip. It was a very easy spot to find late at night and felt safe. We...More

Thank gracielatercero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth checking out at least once. The crowd was more interesting than the mystery lights. Nice facility with restrooms. Bring chairs if you plan to spend much time - there isn't much seating.

Thank FlashFish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get to see the lights on the night we were here, but the west Texas sky is beautiful at night anyway! Had bathrooms and just enjoyed the cool weather in August.

Thank Tia378
Reviewed 18 August 2017 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 17 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 5 August 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
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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!