Monday, August 08, 2011

Your Sneak Peak: 1940 USO Hall in Marfa, now the city's Tourism Office and Visitors Center

Marfa's 1940 USO Hall, now a visitors center and tourism office for the city
(Photo: Tex Toler)
Marfa's new (and first) city tourism office and visitor center is in a very special place, a 1940 USO Hall.  Once the place for dances and celebrations for soldiers at Fort D.A. Russell, the town renovated the building in recent years, while maintaining the character of the original hall.  Walk inside and it doesn't take much imagination to picture the dance floor full of soldiers and their dates swinging to Big Bands!  There are plans for more photos and an interpretive exhibit to tell the history of the building.

The town's building a new tourism website at, and right now most of their activity is on the facebook page here.  Step into the visitor center just a block south of the intersection (the flashing light at the four way stop) of Hwys 90 and 67.  Stop in for brochures, friendly conversation and travel advice!

Or, if you're planning a special event in Marfa, consider booking the hall for a unique setting for your group!

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