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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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Insights - El Paso Science Center

El Paso Science Center-Features educational, hands-on exhibits about science and technology:

El Paso, TX Museums

El Paso Speedway Park

Auto racing every Sat. night from mid-April to mid-Oct. on 1/2

El Paso, TX Speedways

Nuestra Seora de la Concepcin del Socorro

Established in 1682 as mission for Piros, Thanos, and Jemes Indians. Originally located about 12 leagues from Guadalupe Mission at Paso del Norte and about 7.5

El Paso, TX Missions

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

Scenic Drives

Scenic Drive traces a winding course on southern flank of Mount Franklin above downtown El Paso, with view of Jurez across the river. Reached from Richmond St. on the east, from Rim Rd. on the west. El Paso is "V"

El Paso, TX Scenic Drives

Things to do near El Paso, TX

Courthouse Square

Historic features include courthouse (1883), first Catholic Church (1875), first schoolhouse (1883), and Zero Stone placed by...

Buffalo Soldier Monument

This bronze statue is based on the painting, "The Errand of Corporal Ross" by El Paso artist Bob Snead. It is located at the ...

Iraan Archaeological Museum

Located in Fantasyland Park, museum features excellent fossil exhibits, plus Indian artifacts, ranching antiquities, and oil ...

Terrell County Memorial Museum

The Terrell County Memorial Museum features turn-of-the-century ranch memorabilia which includes tools, implements, clothing ...

White-Pool House Museum

Built in 1887, the White-Pool House Museum is the oldest structure of importance in Odessa, Texas. Built by Charles and Lucy ...