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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
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... bite to eat in the diner before heading up the road to the McDonald Observatory, our reason for stopping here. We have reservations for the Star Party at 8:15pm, but hope to join the Twilight Program which runs beforehand as well. Luckily for us there are still some spaces and we go straight through to the auditorium. Tonight's Twilight Program is all about the moon. The presentation tells us all about the phases of the moon and what causes the different ...
... We packed up, said goodbye to cousin Mary Ann at the front office, and headed out. We hated to leave the mountains!! We grabbed some pastries and fruit at the Porter’s Thriftway for breakfast, and drove to Marfa. Got out, looked at the "El Paisano" hotel where the movie “Giant” was filmed (James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, etc.). It is a very pretty hotel, with comfortable chairs in the lobby, a fountain outside, and a pool in ...
... which can be pricey. For $100 you can go at sunset or sunrise. Staff, interns and maybe foundation members have more access. It is also only open Wed -Sun for 4 hours. But, it was worth the trip for me and I would recommend it.
Judd moved from NYC to Marfa in 1977 and began construction of the installation in 1979. It is housed on an old WWII army base and is massive. Judd's works are in the ammunition storage buildings. He built ...
... the place. The view, scenery, abundant wildlife, unique geological formations, historic buildings and one of the darkest night skies in the U.S. are all spectacular.
The buildings of the fort have been well preserved and displayed in the manner in which they were originally used when constructed. One almost feels that sense of being there in the height of activity. Sounds of taps and military troops are played ...
... make for some of the darkest and clearest night skies in the region and provide excellent conditions for astronomical research.The Otto Struve Telescope, dedicated in 1939, was the first large telescope built at the observatory. It is located on Mt. Locke at an altitude of 2,070 m (6,790 ft). The summit of Mt. Locke, accessed by Spur 78 (which we stayed at the ...