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Fort Bliss


category : Historic Forts
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 Southwest during Civil War, later refitting post for military efforts against the wily, much-feared Apache chief, Geronimo. Today a U.S. Army Air Defense Center and combat training for allied nations.


Address: Building 15
Phone: 915-568-3390
Our Website:www.bliss.army.mil

Come visit us in El Paso, Texas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Wet 'n Wild Water World

37 acres of good clean family fun, with 24

El Paso, TX Water Parks

San Jacinto Plaza

It's the original historic city square and park, right in the heart of downtown. The plaza features a fiberglass sculpture, "Plaza de los Lagartos," by sculptor Luis Jimé

El Paso, TX Historic Downtowns

Juárez, Mexico

Mexico's fourth largest city, and that country's largest city on the U.S. border (pop. 1.5 million)

El Paso, TX Mexico

Fray Garcia Monument

This 14-ft. bronze sculpture by John Houser honors the priest who founded the area's first mission. The statue, in Pioneer Plaza downtown, is the first in the series of "Twelve Travelers"

El Paso, TX Monuments

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