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    U.S. Army post established in 1848 as defense against hostile Native American tribes and to assert U.S. authority over lands acquired after the Mexican War. Headquarters for Confederate forces in Sout...
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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Magoffin Home State Historic Site

Guided tours of homestead built in 1875 as replica of earlier home destroyed in 1868 flood. Was political and social center of Magoffinsville community (later named El Paso). Walls average 2 1/2 feet thick; timber cut in Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, 80

El Paso, TX Historic Sites

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

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

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

Comanche Springs

Once among largest springs in Texas, now site of Olympic-sized swimming pool....

Fantasyland

Alley Oop, comic strip caveman, was created by V.T. Hamlin while he lived in Iraan. Visitors can see Alley Oop and Dinny in g...

El Paso Museum of History

U.S. Cavalry mementos; valuable charro costumes and saddles; Southwestern history from the conquistadors to Pancho Villa in p...

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 speci...

Woodward Agate Ranch

Source of famed Texas agates (red plume, pompom, and a rainbow of other types) colorful jasper, labradorite feldspar, calcite...