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Presidio, Texas

Presidio grew from an early Spanish settlement once protected by a presidio (fort). The surrounding terrain is arid, rugged, and often spectacular. A Mexican town south of the river is Ojinaga.

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Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Fort Leaton State Historic Site is one of Texas' most unusual historic sites with a massive adobe fortress built by frontiersman, Ben Leaton, in 1848, immediately after the Mexican War at a strategic site on the Chihuahua-San Antonio Trail in arid West Texas by the Rio Grande.

Presidio, TX Historic Forts

Things to do near Presidio, TX

Scenic Overlook

U.S. 90 spans arid, primitive land little changed since pioneers first made their way across it in creaking wagons. One of th...

Balmorhea State Park

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

Davis Mountains State Park

In a sloping basin among scenic Davis Mountains, 1,869 acres host more than 155,000 visitors annually. Primary service facili...

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...