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Marathon Musts


Six can’t-miss shops to explore in this charming West Texas town

By Susan L. Ebert

marathon musts
Art appreciation at Klepper Gallery. Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

Evans Gallery
James Evans’ iconic images, plus notecards and art by George Zupp, Joe Vancho and Paul Wiggins. 21 S. First St.

French Company Grocer
No doubt this well-curated shop has that missing item needed to make your Big Bend adventure complete, from organic foods and fresh-baked cookies to wine and beer. 206 N. Ave. D

The Rusty Rabbit
Rummage around among the antiques, estate jewelry, original artwork, rustic furniture and collectibles. 103 NW First St.

Klepper Gallery
Gallery works and books by E. Dan Klepper and sculptures by Mary Baxter. 105 N.
Ave. D

V6 Collection
Not “just” the Gage Hotel gift shop, this eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind treasures includes furniture, home décor, tabletop, wall art, and chandeliers so you can bring a bit of the Big Bend home. 102 NW First St.

Pitaya Verde
Modern, Southwest-inspired clothing from Double D Ranchwear and 4 Love & Liberty by Johnny Was. 107 NW First St.

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For Texas road-trippers heading to Big Bend or Marfa, tiny Marathon has long been a favorite pit stop. Click here to rediscover a quaint town worth its own pilgrimage.

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