The famous “Prada Marfa” art installation has attracted tourists to West Texas for years but it’s not the only fake box shop to see in the Texas desert.
An abandoned building received a makeover more than a year ago when the Target bullseye and name were installed on its exterior.
Located halfway between Alpine and Marathon along U.S. Highway 90, the building sits alongside a railroad track running through a valley flanked by mountains.
The “Target Marathon” makes for a quirky photo-op stop if you’re heading to Big Bend National Park.
An image of the building recently circulated on social media via the “Texas Humor” accounts.
One user commented with her own photo and warned others about nearby snakes at the site.
Here’s a closer look at the building.
— Lindsey Hearn (@lindseyyyhearn) January 4, 2017
Sadly, if you’re looking for an actual Target store, prepare for a long drive. The closest location is more than two hours northeast in Odessa.]]