El Paso, Texas: 5 Sites You Must See

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El Paso, Texas has long been thought of as the famous backdrop for western movies. Located in the far west of Texas, El Paso has more to offer than just dry landscapes and cacti. In fact there is much to do in this city the marries Mexican and Texas culture (Tex Mex). Whether you enjoy a thriving art scene or are looking to enjoy the majesty of the great outdoors, El Paso is sure to have something that you will love.

Plaza Theater | The Plaza Theater is not only a charming piece of history, but also offers an incredible venue that boasts high quality sound, comfortable seating, and a range of attractions. These include orchestra, theater, and even the showing of old movies. Check it out next time you’re looking for a delightful entertainment experience.

Southwest University Park | What’s more American than baseball? This small park is a piece right out of the history books and offers the feel and attraction of an old school 1960s park. It offers ample parking, great ball park food, and of course the opportunity to take in a game of the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Franklin Mountains State Park | As America’s largest urban park, Franklin Mountains covers 37 square miles and boasts the highest peak of 7000 feet. If you’re looking for a great hike or want a challenging mountain biking experience, this is definitely the place for you.

National Border Patrol Museum | While it’s a popular topic in the news today, the Border Patrol has long been responsible for enforcing laws along our borders. Check out this museum which details the history of Border Patrol. You’ll be able to see relics from the past and learn just how important the Border Patrol is. The best part is: entry is free!

El Paso Mission Trail | The Mission Trail features two historical churches that served as sanctuaries during times of war. You can also watch authentic Pueblo dances, view beautiful, authentic art, and immerse yourself in history.

El Paso truly does offer something for everyone. Next time you’re in Texas be sure to plan to spend a day or two in this awesome city and be prepared to make memories that will last for years.

Photo Credit: By Nishant12 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons


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