EL PASO Population 530,797

Altitude 3,762


General

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The city grew from earlier settlements dating back to the Juan de Ornate expedition in 1598 and a settlement by Juan Maria Ponce de Leon in 1827. Although area mission predate that of a civil settlement by almost 150 years. The largest U.S. city on the Mexican border; neighboring Juarez, is Mexico's largest border city. Combined populations are about two million. Located in ancient mountain pass from which the name derived (Pasa de Norte) surrounded by mile-high peaks. Symphony orchestra, Theatre, museums, libraries, and diversified sporting activities including horse an greyhound racing, polo, tennis, football, and basketball. Home of the University of Texas at El Paso, noted for Bhutanese style architecture and the Sun Bowl Stadium.

BORDER PATROL MUSEUM

CHAMIZAL NATIONAL MEMORIAL

EL PASO CENTENNIAL MUSEUM

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART

EL PASO MUSEUM OF HISTORY

EL PASO/JUAREZ TROLLEYS

FORT BLISS

AIR DEFENSE AND ARTILLERY MUSEUM

FORT BLISS MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER

3RD ARMORED CAVALRY MUSEUM

HUECO TANKS STATE PARK

INSIGHTS - EL PASO SCIENCE CENTER

MAGOLFFIN HOME STATE HISTORIC STRUCTURE

OLD MISSIONS

NUESTRA SEMORA DEL CARMEN

NUESTRA SENORA DE LA CONCEPCIOIN DEL SOCORRO

MISSION TOUR

SCENIC DRIVES

SIERRA DE CRISTO REY

TIGUA INDIAN RESERVATION; YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO

SPEAKING ROCK BINGO ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

VIVA EL PASO!

WESTERN PLAYLAND

WILDERNESS PARK MUSEUM

ZOO


Attractions

MERCHANTS

El Paso Chile Company - the source for chile heads

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