Made popular by its famous “Marfa Lights” phenomenon, Marfa has grown into a hip, quaint, eclectic, artsy, in-the-middle-of-nowhere town. The Chinati Foundation offers paid tours, but also has an interesting outdoor concrete display for free.
Heading west on SH 90, a little past Valentine and about 35 miles from Marfa, you can visit Prada Marfa. An art piece that intriguingly brings high-fashion sheik to the rugged west Texas desert. The Marfa Lights viewing area is towards the east on SH 90 just about 8 miles out of town.
Before you plan an entire vacation around spending 3 days in Marfa, check out this post first.