El Paso Population- 563,662 Altitude- 3,762

El Paso and Mexico at nightEl Paso, Texas. Juarez, Mexico can be seen at the
bottom of the photograph.

General -

This city grew from early settlements dating back to the Juan de Onate Expedition in 1598 and a settlement by Juan Maria Ponce de Leon in 1827, although the area missions predate that civil settlement by 150 years! The largest U.S. city on the Mexican border The neighboring Juarez (mexco) is coincidentally their largest border city as well. The two combined populations total an astounding 1,800,000!!! El Paso is located in an ancient mountain pass from which the name derived. Surrounded by mile high peaks , superb climate, and its proximity to mexico make El Paso one of Texa's most popular tourist areas.

Border Patrol Museum
The nations only museum presenting Border patrol agents.

Cahmizal National Memorial
This monument cites the amicable settlement made between the US and Mexcio over the long standing boreder dispute. 310 N Mesa.

Museum of Art
Featuring the multi-million dollar Kress Ciollection. 1211 Montana Ave.

Museum of History
Featuring U.S Cacalry momentos I-10 at loop 375 (ave. of the Americas)county. constructed in 1887.

Fort Bliss
A U.S. Army port that was established in 1848 as a defense against hostile indians and to assert control over lands aquired after the
Mexican War. It also served as Confederate headqaurters during the Civil War.

Hueco Tanks State Park
Water precious water!
Because of the infrequent rains in El Paso, water is stored in natural rock basins. 26 miles east of El Paso.

Mexico's fourth largest city and that country's largest city on the border. Featuring a population the exeeds one million people! (see

Magoffin Home State Historic Structure
This homestead was built in 1868 was destroyed in a flood a replica was built in 1875. Served as a political center for Magoffinsville community which later became El Paso. 1120 Magoffin St.

Old missions
The lower valley is the site of several graceful olf Spanish Missions. These Missions are older than the more famous missions of California. F.M. 258 South

100 parks!! plus Ascarte and Mountain Shadow Lakes, Mckelligon Canyon and Tom Mays unit of Franklin Mts. State park.

Sierra de Cristo Rey
The mountain of Christ the king looms above El Paso at the point where the territories of Texas, Mexico, and New Mexico meet. Prominent on the 4,576 foot summit is a massive monument of Jesus Christ. Warning the climb is difficult and is recommended to be done in groups.

Tigua Indian Reservation: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Established in 1681 by refugees from a bloody American Indian uprising that expelled Spanish and Christian Indians from present New Mexico. 119 Old Pueblo Rd. from I-10 East.

Viva El Paso
An outdoor drama that tries to capture the culture and heritage of the Southwest. performences start mid summer.

Western Playland
A 25-acre amusment park with dozens of rides including the "Splashdown Log Ride".

Wilderness Park Museum
Dioramas depict ancient American Indian Tribes of the Southwest.

Animals depicted in a stunning botanical environment.



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