Road Trip to Marfa, Texas curated by Wendy Wallace | Fora Travel

Road Trip to Marfa, Texas

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Prada in Marfa Texas

Curator’s statement

Marfa is a unique town seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It is a hike to get to, but so worth the journey for the natural beauty of the Chihuahuan desert. Not to mention the art, food and shopping too. And let’s be honest, everyone wants a picture in front of the Prada Marfa store – which isn’t an actual store but an art installation. Regardless of the reason, Marfa is an excellent destination for the traveler looking to get off-the-beaten-path.

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Things to do

Art in Marfa Texas

When in Marfa, marvel at the beauty of the desert and enjoy the nature that abounds. It’s a true gem with a few key stops along the way. Spoiler – everything here has to do with desert living and art! 

  1. The Chinati Foundation art museum was founded by Donald Judd who is responsible for putting Marfa on the map. This contemporary art destination is an inspiring space with wonderful art pieces. 

  2. The Marfa Ballroom is a contemporary art museum, cultural space and a hub for artistic activity in the region. 

  3. Prada Marfa: You can't go to Marfa without a stop at the iconic Marfa destination that put the town on the map. It is like a mirage in the middle of a long stretch of highway.

  4. On your way to Prada, slow down and check out artist John Carney's work – the roadside tribute to the movie Giant.  

  5. Marfa lights: The stars are shockingly beautiful in west Texas. If you want to see something extra special, you can head to a viewing area and see this unexplained phenomenon. 


For shopping in Marfa, get ready for mean Texas style. Stop by at the Cobra Rock for handmade boots, Rana Vintage for a super edited collection, Communitie for cashmere bandanas and a mountain of crystals, as well as Garza for chic and colorful homeware.

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A note from Wendy

Try to visit on the weekend as Marfa is on its own time schedule and a lot of places are closed mid-week.

Eat & drink

Texas BBQ in Marfa Texas

Cochineal:  Texas foodie pre-fix menu. 

Convenience BBQ: For a classic Texas BBQ, come here but order ahead as the line is long and they sell out fast.

Aster: Craving carbs for breakfast? Come here for baked goods. 

Margrets: Reimagined diner food with a contemporary spin. 

The Water Stop: Local favorite and consistently delicious destination in Marfa. 

Lost Horse Saloon: When you want a dive bar Texas-style – this is your place!

Need to Know

When in Marfa, marvel at the beauty of the desert and enjoy the nature that abounds. It’s a true gem with a few key stops along the way. Spoiler – everything here has to do with desert living and art!

Advisor - Wendy Wallace

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