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Marathon (Texas)

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Some old skulls, Marathon

Marathon [1] is a town in the Big Bend Country region of Texas.

Get in[edit]

Highway 90 runs through the town center.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Some colors, Marathon

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Marathon Coffee

Sleep[edit]

  • Gage Hotel, 101 Highway 90 West, +1 800-884-GAGE or +1 432-386-4205 (, fax: +1 432-386-4510), [2]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 11AM. Built in the 1920s by cattle tycoon Alfred Gage so he would have a place to stay while overseeing his interests in the area. The hotel has since been carefully restored and now includes a cafe and a spa. Rooms in the original building (with or without private bath) are the biggest bargain; those in the Los Portales annex and in the 3 well-appointed houses nearby offer more modern trappings without sacrificing the West Texas mood. $90-$381.  edit

Get out[edit]

Traveling west on Highway 90, you'll find:

  • Alpine, with a host of restaurants.
  • Marfa, with its art galleries and mysterious lights.
  • El Paso

Also in the area:


Routes through Marathon
Van HornAlpine  W noframe E  SandersonDel Rio
OdessaFort Stockton  N noframe S  Big Bend N.P.END


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