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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

Highway 90 runs through the town center.

Get around

See

Do

Buy

Some colors, Marathon

Eat & Drink

  • 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.
  • Marathon Coffee

Sleep

  • The Gage Hotel (101 Highway 90 West; Tel. 432-386-4205, 1-800-884-GAGE; Fax 432-386-4510). [3] 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.


Get out

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:

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