Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Marfa

Chinati Foundation Museum

As you step inside the historic artillery shed, with its enormous windows, sweeping desert views and sun-dappled aluminum boxes, the Marfa hoopla suddenly makes sense. Artist Donald Judd single-handedly put Marfa on…
Top Choice Observatory in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

McDonald Observatory

Free from the light pollution of big cities, the middle of west Texas has some of the clearest and darkest skies in North America, making it the perfect spot for an observatory. Some of the world's biggest telescope…
State Park in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park

The majestic sunrises and sunsets at this remote park rival any we've seen – and we've seen plenty. This wonderful place is just a few miles northwest of Fort Davis on Hwy 118, set amid the most extensive mountain r…
Historic Site in Fort Davis & Davis Mountains

Fort Davis National Historic Site

A remarkably well-preserved frontier military post with an impressive backdrop at the foot of Sleeping Lion Mountain, Fort Davis was established in 1854 and abandoned in 1891. More than 20 buildings remain – five of…
Museum in Alpine

Museum of the Big Bend

On the campus of Sul Ross State University, this little museum is a great place to delve into the past, with exhibits on marine fossils (a warm shallow sea covered Big Bend 135 million years ago), Native American pi…
Landmark in Marathon

Target Marathon

At some point in early 2016, a tiny cinderblock shack on US 90 morphed into Target Marathon, complete with the Target bull's-eye. There's nothing here except a sly nod to Prada Marfa, itself a sly nod to commerciali…
Gallery in Marfa

Ballroom Marfa

Be sure to find out what’s happening at Ballroom Marfa, a nonprofit art space located in a former dance hall. The focus is on offbeat, interesting projects, including film installations and excellent monthly concert…
Viewpoint in Marfa

Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Area

Ghost lights, mystery lights…call them what you want, but the Marfa Lights that flicker beneath the Chinati Mountains have captured the imagination of many a traveler over the decades. On many nights, the mystery se…
House in Marfa

Judd Foundation

The Judd Foundation maintains and preserves the living and work spaces of minimalist artist Donald Judd, who founded the Chinati Foundation Museum. Two tours of these private spaces are offered: the Block Tour (11am…
Viewpoint in Alpine

Hancock Hill

Behind Sul Ross State University, a trail leads up the dusty slopes of Hancock Hill. There are fine views of the area and some curious artifacts here – including a battered school desk that some uni students dragged…