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3 Facts About the Stars Over Texas That Will Keep You Up at Night

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You may have heard the musical classic “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and its wonderful lyrics that go something like, “…The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas…” Well, in actuality, the stars really do shine big and bright here in the Lone Star State. It’s not just a wonderful little ditty. What you may not know is that there are almost immeasurable places and ways for you and your family, friends, and loved ones to experience the epic stargazing opportunities that are available to Texans on a nightly basis. Here are three facts about the stars over Texas that will keep you up at night, literally.

1. There May Be More Than Just Stars in Pontotoc 

3 Facts About the Stars Over Texas That Will Keep You Up at Night

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A fantastic place to stargaze here in Texas is the town of Pontotoc, which is a ghost town of sorts. Just northwest of Llano sits the remains of what was once a busy little place. In 1947, a devastating fire destroyed a vast majority of its downtown shops. What’s left behind are a few residents who won’t appreciate you creeping onto their property, but if you remain in the former downtown area, you’ll get fantastic views from a relatively dark place that even has the remains of old stone buildings as a peaceful backdrop!

2. The Stars Compete With the Mysterious Marfa Lights

3 Facts About the Stars Over Texas That Will Keep You Up at Night

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Marfa has a storied past, including the sightings of lights other than those of the celestial kind, but whose origin has been rumored to be the same place. In terms of stargazing, it’s a great Texas destination, with plenty of additional accommodations and activities for visitors. The view of the Milky Way from this part of the state has been described as second-to-none, and if you’re lucky, you’ll also get to experience the mysterious Marfa Lights in the process!

3. Things are Stellar in Devils River State Natural Area

3 Facts About the Stars Over Texas That Will Keep You Up at Night
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