Marfa, Texas

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Marfa, a small ranching town and arts community, has three claims to fame. Firstly, James Dean's last film, the 1956 epic, Giant, was filmed here; the cast stayed at the historic and swanky Hotel Paisano downtown on Hwy-17 (Tel:432/729-3669 or 1-866/729-3669, Web: ). Next, there's the "Marfa Lights": mysterious bouncing lights that have been seen in the town's flat fields since the 1880s, attracting conspiracy theorists and alien-hunters. The town's visitor center, in the Hotel Paisano, can give advice on good vantage points to see the ghostly …
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Hotel Paisano

A member of Historic & Hospitality Accommodations of Texas, the Hotel Paisano features original and deluxe historic rooms and suites, Greasewood Gallery and Jett's Grill. The Historic ...

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The Pizza Foundation

The Pizza Foundation is \ a really good pizza joint in an old gas station\ VANITY FAIR, DECEMBER 2003 located in the center of Marfa, Texas. There is an outside patio area for dining and smoking, or they have an inside non-smoking area. The pizza is thin crust and made entirely from scratch. Large parties, kids, families are welcome--and they are available for private parties--such as birthdays or luncheons. The menu allows for substitutions and there are some seasonal changes. They accept cash, local checks and all major credit cards. Open Thursday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.