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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

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

Nuestra Seora del Carmen

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

El Paso, TX Missions

San Elizario Presidio Chapel

Founded 1777 to serve Spanish military garrison and government. Still in daily use, chapel stands as built 200

El Paso, TX Historic Churches

El Paso Centennial Museum

Archeology, anthropology, geology;

El Paso, TX Museums

Wet 'n Wild Water World

37 acres of good clean family fun, with 24

El Paso, TX Water Parks

Things to do near El Paso, TX

Reeves County Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 11Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Mountain View Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Ywca Hueco Conference & Recreation Center Golf

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Sunset Country Club -Par 3

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Seminole Canyon State Park Camping

Facilities at Seminole Canyon State Park include the park interpretive center, with exhibits relating to the history of the c...