1905 SW Frontage Road
Van Horn, TX 79855
Phone: (432) 283-7444
Fax: (432) 283-7234
Arts & Museums
The Visitors Center offers daily tours of the research facilities and solar viewing programs as well as Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evening "Star Parties." Star Parties are evening/nighttime viewing programs using both the unaided eye and telescopes, conducted at the Visitors Center Public Observatory at the base of Mount Locke. The StarDate Caf
Frijole Ranch is located in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1978 and is also known by the names of Guadalupe Ranch, Spring Hill Ranch and the Rader-Smith Ranch. It was built by the Rader Brothers and features seven buildings including a ranch house, a barn, a shed, and a school house.
A large variety of exhibits and artifacts are on display at this museum including historic photographs, historic rifles and pistols, Indian arrowheads, Victorian antiques, a pioneer kitchen, early farm machinery, and a frontier barbershop. Special tours may be arranged.
Located inside the Humphries House, The Marfa-Presidio County Museum is situated in the center of the city. It houses artifacts, photographs and even fossils detailing the history of the early settlers of the Presidio County. The museum also showcases paraphernalia talking about the the military history of the citizens. The locals take pride in the existence of the Marfa-Presidio County Museum, which has no admission price and works solely with the help of donations and local volunteers. It is a great way to get yourself and children acquainted with the local history of the county. Call for more information.
This gallery is a landmark and a must-visit for any tourist heading to Marfa, a city 150 miles from El Paso. The workings of the gallery are inspired by the long term vision of artist Donald Judd, who settled in Marfa in 1986. You too will be inspired by the splendid works of art displayed here. The Foundation has been built on 340 acres of land, which housed Fort D.A. Russell at one time. You will be amazed at concrete and aluminum works by Donald Judd, the large installation by Dan Flavin, and the sculptures by John Chamberlain. You can also admire the art of others like Ingólfur Arnarsson, Ilya Kabakov, and David Rabinowitch. Go ahead, check it out!