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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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Jurez, Mexico

Mexico's fourth largest city, and that country's largest city on the U.S. border (pop. 1.5 million)

El Paso, TX Mexico

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



Western Playland

25-acre amusement park with dozens of rides, including the Splashdown Log Ride and El Bandito Roller Coaster. Games, shops, and foods. Open Mar. - May, Fri. 7 - 11 p.m., Sat., Sun. 2 - 10 p.m.; June - Aug., Mon. - Fri. 7 - 11 p.m., Sat., Sun. 2 - 11 p.m.; Sept. - Oct., Sat., Sun. 2 - 8

El Paso, TX Amusement Parks

Things to do near El Paso, TX

El Paso Speedway Park

Auto racing every Sat. night from mid-April to mid-Oct. on 1/2 mile, semi-banked clay oval racetrack. Race car categories inc...

Balmorhea State Park Camping

Visitors at Balmorhea State Park can enjoy swimming, picnicking, and camping. An honor box is located at the park entrance fo...

Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer

Traces history of the U.S. NCO corps with artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War....

Terrell County Visitor Center

Established in 1995, the Visitor Center serves thousands of travelers seeking information about Sanderson, Terrell County and...