Grew from earlier settlements dating back to the Juan de Oñate expedition in 1598 and a..See all locations in Big Bend Country - Texas
Marfa was established in 1881 as water stop of Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Today, it is a trading point for many large ranches in surrounding mountains. Superb climate makes Marfa a popular tourist center. In season, hunters are attracted by plentiful mule deer and pronghorn antelope.
Check out the El Paisano Hotel. In 1955, it served as base of operations for filmmaker George Stevens while filming the movie "Giant." Strong thermal updrafts and legendary soaring conditions make this an outstanding location for glider rides. Marfa Gliders: 800/667-9464. www.flygliders.com.
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