Established 1881 as water stop of Texas and New Orleans RR, now
trading point for many large ranches in surrounding mountains.
Superb climate make Marfa a popular tourist center. In season,
hunters are attracted by plentiful mule deer and pronghorn antelope.
Soaring is a popular sport, and sailplanes may sometimes be seen
winging gracefully over high mesas and mile-high peaks; three
national championships soaring contest were staged here in recent
- BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK-Approximately 156 miles southeast via
U.S. 67 and F.M. 170. The river road, F.M. 170, offers spectacular
- CHINATI FOUNDATION-Large-scale sculpture by contemporary artist;
some enclosed, some in open air. On grounds of historic Fort
D. A. Russell on south edge of city. Open Thurs. - Sat. noon
- 5 p.m. At One Cavalry Rd. just off U.S. 67.
- HIGHEST GOLF COURSE IN TEXAS-Municipal nine-hole course nearly
a mile high. Visitors and locals enjoy golfing in the clear,
dry mountain air.
- HISTORIC INN: El Paisano Hotel-Designed in 1928, building
reflects Spanish Colonial style with its stucco walls. Listed
on National Register of Historic Places. In 1955 hotel served
as base of operations for filmmaker George Stevens while filming
the move "Giant." At N. Highland and West Texas Sts.
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