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'''Marathon''' [http://www.marathontexas.net/] is a town in the [[Big Bend Country]] region of [[Texas]].
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[[Image:Marathon_texas.jpg|thumb|300px|Some old skulls, Marathon]]
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'''Marathon''' [http://www.marathontexas.com/] is a town in the [[Big Bend Country]] region of [[Texas]].
  
 
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[[Image:Marathon_texas2.jpg|thumb|300px|Some colors, Marathon]]
  
==Eat & Drink==
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* <eat name="Cenizo Café" alt="" address="101 Highway 90 West" directions="" phone="432 386 4434" email="" fax="" url="http://www.gagehotel.com/dining_cafe_cenizo.html" hours="Su-Th 6PM-9PM, Sa 6PM-10PM" price="$25-$42">Great dinner spot with an international menu, twists on local favorites, and expertly prepared game including rarities like bison steak. Extensive wine list and good ambiance; arguably the most upscale eatery in the region. Reservations are recommended.</eat>
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* '''Marathon Coffee'''
 
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==Sleep==
 
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* The '''Gage Hotel''' (101 Highway 90 West; Tel. 432-386-4205, 1-800-884-GAGE; Fax 432-386-4510). [http://www.gagehotel.com] 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/without private bath are $98/$76; rooms in the newer Los Portales annex start at $164.
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* <sleep name="Gage Hotel" alt="" address="101 Highway 90 West" directions="" phone="+1 800-884-GAGE or +1 432-386-4205" email="welcome@gagehotel.com" fax="+1 432-386-4510" checkin="4PM" checkout="11AM" price="$90-$381" url="http://www.gagehotel.com">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.</sleep>
  
 
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* [[Big Bend National Park]] has 801,000 acres of land to explore.
 
* [[Big Bend National Park]] has 801,000 acres of land to explore.
* [[Fort Davis]], about 30 minutes north of Marfa on Route 67, is home to the '''McDonald Observatory''' [http://mcdonaldobservatory.org], atop Mt. Locke. By day, visitors can tour the telescopes and the planetarium ($8 adult, $7 children), which are owned by the University of Texas. The real attraction, though, are the '''Star Parties''' ($10 adult, $8 children) after dusk on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. (Nov-Mar: 7:30 P.M., Apr-Aug: 9:30 P.M., Sep-Oct: 9:00 P.M.) Two of the observatory's more powerful telescopes - as well as several smaller ones - are set up outside for visitors to catch a startlingly clear glimpse of star clusters, distant galaxies and even a member or two of this solar system. The altitude and the remote location ensures that light pollution is kept to a minimum, and enthusiastic guides are on hand to explain exactly what the scopes are showing. Bring a warm jacket regardless of the season, as the temperature drops rather steeply at night.
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* [[Fort Davis]] is home to the '''McDonald Observatory''', which hosts terrific '''Star Parties''' after dark.
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[[Wikipedia:Marathon, Texas]]

Latest revision as of 06:28, 28 April 2012

Some old skulls, Marathon

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

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Get in[edit]

Highway 90 runs through the town center.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Some colors, Marathon

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Cenizo Café, 101 Highway 90 West, 432 386 4434, [2]. Su-Th 6PM-9PM, Sa 6PM-10PM. Great dinner spot with an international menu, twists on local favorites, and expertly prepared game including rarities like bison steak. Extensive wine list and good ambiance; arguably the most upscale eatery in the region. Reservations are recommended. $25-$42.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Marathon Coffee

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Gage Hotel, 101 Highway 90 West, +1 800-884-GAGE or +1 432-386-4205 (, fax: +1 432-386-4510), [3]. 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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