Marfa Lights

If You Didn’t Post a Selfie From Marfa, Were You Ever Really There?

October 27, 2022 | By Lauren Hough

Red Bull Air Force Sheds New Lights on Marfa and Dark Skies

December 21, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Marfa residents have grown accustomed to the unexplained lights that flicker out in the desert off of US 90, about 9 miles east of their small West Texas town.

My Favorite Texas Trip: Two Instrumental Guitarists Tour Through Far West Texas

October 7, 2020 | By Eli Winter

Two winters ago, my friend Cameron Knowler and I were touring across Texas, playing concerts of instrumental music referencing jazz, country, and avant-garde guitarists to anyone who’d listen.

My Favorite Texas Trip: Witnessing the Mysterious Marfa Lights

September 23, 2020 | By Judith Fein

My husband, Paul, and I are travel journalists who follow a few rules while we are on the road.

Where’s Martha? (Marfa)

January 9, 2013 | By Terry Toler

This exchange happens often, and because I actually worked to build tourism in Marfa, it still surprises me that many folks—especially Texans—don’t know about Marfa. After all, it’s mentioned regularly in The New York Times as well as in countless international publications. Marfa is a regular stop for art pilgrims and patrons from all over the world, and the town serves as a getaway for celebrities and experienced travelers.

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