Marfa is located at the junction of U.S. 67, U.S. 90, and Tex. 17, 60 miles north of Big Bend Ranch State Park. If you're arriving from the east, take I-10, exit 248, and proceed 82 miles on U.S. 67 through Alpine. From the west, Marfa is located 78 miles southeast of Van Horn on U.S. 90; from the north, it's 60 miles south of I-10, exit 206, on Tex. 17. The nearest major commercial airport is in Midland.
Tex. 17 (Lincoln St.) is the main north-south artery and U.S. 90 (San Antonio St.) is the main east-west route. The town square and Presidio County Courthouse are located at Lincoln and Highland streets. You can stroll around downtown Marfa, but in general, a car is necessary to check out the Marfa lights and other attractions.
Contact the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Highland Ave. in the Paisano Hotel (P.O. Box 635), Marfa, TX 79843 (tel. 800/650-9696 or 432/729-4942; www.marfacc.com), for visitor information. The website www.marfatx.com is another good resource.
Fast Facts -- The nearest hospital is 35 miles west in Alpine, the Big Bend Regional Medical Center, 2600 Tex. 118 N. (tel. 432/837-3447). The post office, 100 N. Highland Ave., is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
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