El Paso, Texas. Juarez, Mexico can
be seen at the
bottom of the photograph.
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
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
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.
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 Mexico)
Magoffin Home State Historic
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.
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.
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.
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
Animals depicted in a stunning botanical environment.