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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Nuestra Seora del Carmen

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

El Paso, TX Missions

Sierra de Cristo Rey

The Mountain of Christ the King looms above El Paso at point where territories of Texas, Mexico, and New Mexico meet. Prominent on the 4,576

El Paso, TX Natural Attractions

Fort Bliss Museum and Study Center

Exhibits and artifacts portray the history of America'

El Paso, TX Museums

Wet 'n Wild Water World

37 acres of good clean family fun, with 24

El Paso, TX Water Parks

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center

Collection includes aerial photographs of World War II concentration camps, personal effects such as death camp pajamas, and artifacts captured by American servicemen, as well as re-creation of a death camp transport train. Museum plans to open a new center in downtown El Paso in January 2005

El Paso, TX Museums

Things to do near El Paso, TX

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Walk under an ancient sea, parade through downtown Boomtown, then literally feel the ground shake beneath you with the force ...

Whitehead Memorial Museum

Dedicated to life and legends of frontier Southwest, museum includes rustic structure that was early trading post serving bot...

Sunset Country Club -Regulation

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Medallion Home

City's oldest existing structure; first built about five miles south of town on the four-section claim of W.H. Seastrunk in 1...

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...