There are recreations of the original markers from the 1848 borders along with markers showing where part of the old border was located. For quite a while the border was at the mercy of the whims of... more
Lynx hosts a variety of revolving, changing exhibits. When I was in El Paso it featured a multidiscipline exhibit about the “Supercroc” which lived 110 million years ago and fought dinosaurs for... more
Having just one night to spend in El Paso, I was keen to see the border crossing over to Mexico. I woke early on the Sunday morning and took a walk from the Camino Real down S Santa Fe Street about 9... more
If you don't stay in the Camino Real Hotel by all means go visit it when you are in downtown El Paso.
The hotel was the dream of Zack Whites, a businessman from Virginia who wanted to develop the... more
The Wyler Aerial Tramway is located at the Franklin Mountains State Park is worth taking a look at. The tramway consists of traveling in a Swiss made gondola about half mile up Ranger Peak. From the... more
Franklin Mountains is a 24,000 acre park within the city of El Paso (making it the largest urban wilderness park in the country) containing the Chihuahuan Desert mountain range. The park has some... more
To be honest I didn't like this Art Deco styled, 19-story, 73 m (239 ft) high, steel-framed building that was opened on November 30, 1930 as the first Hilton's hotel. Conrad Nicholson Hilton (1887 –... more
Fantastic views of El Paso and Cidudad Juarez Mexico. On a clear day you can literally see for miles over a sweeping panorama of the area.
Coming from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus... more
Union Plaza is an area of downtown El Paso. It includes the convention center, a vibrant entertainment district, some new residential units and many restaurants.
On the Saturday we visited the Union... more
The National Border Patrol Museum houses displays of photographs, documents, historical items, and others showing the history of the Border Patrol along with the equipment and vehicles they use to... more
See the fastest sport on the planet and watch some of the fastest cars in El Paso drag racing at speeds up to 180 mph in the eighth mile races and 270 mph in the quarter mile. At the drag strip, you... more
Perhaps surprisingly, El Paso is considerably younger than other pueblos, such as Santa Fe and Taos, and even some mission buildings within 15 miles of town, all of which were founded in the 16th... more
Most the 500 stores in downtown comprise the Golden Shoe district in southernmost downtown from El Paso Street, starting less than a block from the international bridge, to San Antonio Street and... more
San Jacinto Plaza in the heart of downtown El Paso is often called just Plaza by locals. This public square with trees, benches and fountains was also known as "La Plaza de Los Lagartos" (alligators)... more
The El Paso Museum of Art houses over 6000 works of art including" The Kress Collection of 13th to 18th Century European Art; American 19th and 20th Century art; Mexican Colonial Art and Southwestern... more
FORT BLISS, established in 1848, is the duty station for approximately 12,500 active duty military personnel, while employing over 7,000 civilians, and has a land mass of over 1.1 million acres. The... more
The Insights El Paso Science Museum has hands-on educational displays to teach about: Solar power; energy; motion; electricity; computers; space science; and the human body. Very popular with the kids... more
The school located against the slopes of the Franklin Mountains and the banks of the Rio Grande River was founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. It became Texas Western... more
Within the revitalized downtown area are a number of venues for conventions and appreciation of the performing arts. There's also a find museum here. I have here a link and some photos of the empty... more
This mission was far from the centers of the Rebellion and was spared from damage. As far as the missions are concerned this one built in the mid-1600's has been described as "the flower of them all."... more
Ysleta, now part of the city of El Paso, is perhaps the oldest town in Texas. It was one of several agricultural communities started on the Rio Grande by Spaniards
and Indians after... more
Although nearly ninety miles east of El Paso, this remote park is still considered a "local site." Leaving the city you drive through Chihuahuan Desert landscape. Ranchland and scenic areas line the... more
You've got to go to one of the showings. It's one of the only places that you can go in El Paso to see screenings of independent films. It's small, but that doesn't mean anything. It just being a... more
I didn't visit El Paso like typical American visitor driving from one tourist attraction to another (there are over 100 in the area!) but in more European way: walking on foot around downtown. Some......
El Paso is a large city with a population of over 600,000 located on the border with Mexico just South of New Mexico. El Paso can trace its origins back to settlements established in 1598 during the...