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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

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

Tigua Indian Reservation: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Oldest community in present boundaries of Texas, now part of the city of El Paso, was established in 1681

El Paso, TX Indian Reservations

Hueco Tanks State Historical Site

Precious water from infrequent rains "stored" in natural rock basins; for centuries a strategic travel stop in this arid region. Ancient Indian pictographs, plus names of '49

El Paso, TX Historic Sites

El Paso Zoo

Located near the Bridge of the Americas, gateway to the U.S. and Mexico, the zoo exhibits over 700 animals of about 200

El Paso, TX Zoos

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

Parker House Museum

The Parker House Museum is Odessa's newest addition to the historical records of Odessa. In 1935, the Parker family moved int...

Balmorhea State Park

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

Sunset Country Club -Regulation

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

Tigua Indian Reservation: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Oldest community in present boundaries of Texas, now part of the city of El Paso, was established in 1681 by refugees from a ...

Maxey Park

The \"Zoo\" part of the area has been removed but there still is a Picnic area, a gazebo, and a botanical garden with regiona...