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El Paso, Texas

El Paso grew from earlier settlements dating back to the Juan de Oñate expedition in 1598 and a settlement by Juan Maria Ponce de León in 1827, although area missions predate that civil settlement by almost 150 years.

El Paso is the largest U.S. city on the Mexican border; neighboring Juárez, is Mexico's largest border city. The combined populations are about two million. Located in the ancient mountain pass from which the name derived, it is surrounded by mile-high peaks.

El Paso is the home of the University of Texas at El Paso, noted for its Bhutanese-style architecture and the Sun Bowl Stadium, along with a symphony orchestra, theater, museums, libraries, and diversified sporting activities including horse racing, polo, tennis, football, and basketball.

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El Paso/Juarez Tours

An easy and fun way to cross the border to shop and sightsee in Jurez, Mexico, is by El Paso/Jurez Trolley. Air-conditioned rubber-tired trolleys depart from the Civic Center on the hour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. - Mar. and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Apr. - Oct. daily. For information, call 915/544-0062.

El Paso, TX Tours

Mission Tour

Hop aboard the "Trolley on a Mission" for mission tours. Visit Mission Ysleta, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, Socorro, and San Elizario. 4 1/2

El Paso, TX Tours

Nuestra Seora del Carmen

Established in 1681, and later dedicated Corpus Christi de la Ysleta, 1690;

El Paso, TX Missions

Scenic Drives

Scenic Drive traces a winding course on southern flank of Mount Franklin above downtown El Paso, with view of Jurez across the river. Reached from Richmond St. on the east, from Rim Rd. on the west. El Paso is "V"

El Paso, TX Scenic Drives

Things to do near El Paso, TX

Red Rock Ranch Tours

Guided driving and hiking tours provide visitors with magnificent views of wind carved Precambrian rock formations, panoramic...

Emerald Springs Golf & Conference Center

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Million Barrel Museum

The Million Barrel Museum was built in 1928 as oil-storage facility. When operational, the tank stored a million barrels of c...

Sunset Country Club

The only semi-public golf course in Odessa. Both members and non-members are welcome to play....

Balmorhea State Park

At historic San Solomon Springs, facilities include motel with meeting room, camping and trailer sites, rest rooms with hot s...