Marfa Travel Guide

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Marfa Overview

Marfa is a city in West Texas, situated between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It is the county seat of Presidio County, and has about 2,000 in population. Marfa is in the high desert country, at 4,685 feet in elevation.

Marfa is a center of ranching in West Texas, but also is a center for arts. The movie "Giant" starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean was filmed here. 2008 Oscar winner for Best Picture, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were filmed here as well. Marfa is the home of many art galleries and the famous Chinati Foundation, a fantastic collection of art. Be sure to also check out the Paisano Hotel in Marfa, with suites named after the 3 major stars from Giant.

Marfa is also famous for the Marfa Lights, myterious lights that float, glide and move across the horizon southwest of the city on clear nights.

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