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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 Union Depot

Built in 1906 as the first international train station in the U.S., the handsome renovated building now serves AMTRAK and is home to the city'

El Paso, TX Railroad History

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

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

Fort Bliss

U.S. Army post established in 1848

El Paso, TX Historic Forts


Things to do near El Paso, TX

Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Center

First reported by early settlers in 1883, the mysterious glowing orbs still defy explanation. Since then the legend, and the ...

Sunset Country Club -Par 3

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

Texas Travel Information Center

In West Texas at the Texas-New Mexico state line on Interstate Highway 10, one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers ope...

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...