Top Choice Museum in El Paso

El Paso Museum of Art

This thoroughly enjoyable museum is in a former Greyhound station. They'd want us to brag about their Madonna and Child (c 1200), but the Southwestern art is terrific, and the engaging modern pieces round out the co…
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Wyler Aerial Tramway

Sure, you'd feel a sense of accomplishment if you hiked to the top of the Franklin Mountains. We're not suggesting you take the easy way out (or are we?), but it only takes about four minutes to take a gondola to th…
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El Paso Museum of History

This museum has a shiny new location in the heart of the downtown museum district. It's not huge and sometimes there seems to be a lot of reading, but it's an easy stop-off if you're already at the Museum of Art.
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El Paso Holocaust Museum

It may seem a little anachronistic in a predominately Hispanic town, but the Holocaust Museum is as much a surprise inside as out for its thoughtful and moving exhibits that are imaginatively presented for maximum i…
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Magoffin Home

One of Texas' best-kept secrets, this El Paso landmark was built in 1875 for Joseph Magoffin, an early El Paso politician and businessman. With 4ft-thick adobe walls and many original furnishings, the home is a fine…
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US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum

The US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum is the only one of its kind in the US. Its exhibits focus on the history of air defense artillery since 1917, including an outdoor weapons park.
Park in El Paso

Franklin Mountains State Park

At over 24,000 acres, this is the largest urban park in the US. It's a quick escape from the city to the home of ringtail cats, coyotes and countless other smaller animals and reptiles. There's excellent mountain bi…
Historic Site in El Paso

Mission Ysleta

The best known of the three is Mission Ysleta, Texas’ oldest continually active parish. Although the original structure from 1682 is long gone, the current church built from adobe bricks, clay and straw dates back t…
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Tigua Cultural Center

The surrounding community of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo is sovereign home to the Tigua tribe and is recognized by many as the oldest town in Texas. Despite Spanish influences, the Tigua have strived mightily to retain th…
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Socorro Mission

Two miles from Ysleta is Socorro Mission. Originally built in 1681 by the Piro Indians, who later assimilated into the Tiguas, the church was repeatedly rebuilt after Rio Grande flooding. Although the outside is fai…