Welcome to Marfa


Founded in the 1880s, Marfa's two major cultural hallmarks date from the latter part of the 20th century. Its first taste of fame came when Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean arrived to film the 1956 film Giant; it's since served as a film location for There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men.

As for those New Yorkers: Marfa is a pilgrimage destination for art-lovers, thanks to one of the world's largest installations of minimalist art, which has attracted galleries, quirky lodging options and interesting restaurants. The US Border Patrol has a headquarters here and has noticeably expanded its presence in recent years.


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