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Scenic Drives

Scenic Drive traces a winding course on southern flank of Mount Franklin above downtown El Paso, with view of Juárez 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


Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Established in 1681, and later dedicated Corpus Christi de la Ysleta, 1690;

El Paso, TX Missions

Hueco Tanks State Historical Site

Precious water from infrequent rains "stored" in natural rock basins; for centuries a strategic travel stop in this arid region. Ancient Indian pictographs, plus names of '49

El Paso, TX Historic Sites


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

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

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 Centennial Museum

Archeology, anthropology, geology;

El Paso, TX Museums

Fort Bliss Museum and Study Center

Exhibits and artifacts portray the history of America'

El Paso, TX Museums

San Elizario Presidio Chapel

Founded 1777 to serve Spanish military garrison and government. Still in daily use, chapel stands as built 200

El Paso, TX Historic Churches


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