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Things to do in El Paso
Home to around 614,000, El Paso sits on the Rio Grande – the river that serves as a borderline between El Paso and the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez. El Paso is known for many things – Southern hospitality, hot weather, multiculturalism (including Tex-Mex everything, from food to apparel to architecture), cowboys and a long, sometimes troubled, but always proud history. While the city may have popular attractions like Chamizal National Memorial, a park which commemorates the end of more than 100 years of dispute between the US and Mexico, and the El Paso Zoo, which sees thousands of visitors each year, and houses more than 240 species; there are also tons of fun summer events, great historical landmarks, pro sports and way more. Festivals like El Paso Downtown Street Festival attract thousands while venues like the historic Plaza Theatre provide locals and visitors with some of the best live entertainment in the world. Whatever keeps you busy in El Paso, you’ll surely enjoy many of the things that this great city has to offer, that you didn’t even know existed until you got there.
Attractions and Sights
El Paso Zoo is a 35-acre zoological park, home to 240 species of animal.
Parks and Outdoor Activities
Chamizal National Memorial is a 55-acre park and cultural center in El Paso.
O. T. Bassett Tower is an historic 1930 skyscraper in El Paso.
Magoffin Homestead is an historic house museum in El Paso, built in 1875.
Downtown El Paso is a shopper's dream with boutiques full of clothing, arts & crafts, furniture and more.
Festivals and Events
El Paso Downtown Street Festival is a two-day outdoor festival leading up to July 4, featuring live music arts & crafts vendors and more.
Music Under The Stars is a free concert series in El Paso presenting live music from June to August.
Arts and Entertainment
El Paso Museum of Art sees around 100,000 visitors each year, and features an impressive collection of works.
Abraham Chavez Theatre is a performance venue in El Paso, home to the El Paso Symphony and host to countless events and performances.
Plaza Theatre in El Paso is a historic 1929 theatre palace that hosts live performances and movies.
Club 101 is a very popular live music venue in El Paso, bringing in names like Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie and Cypress Hill.
Judson F. Williams Convention Center is El Paso's largest and most popular convention and meeting facility.
Arenas and Stadiums
Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso is home to the UTEP Miners NCAA football team.
Don Haskins Center in El Paso is home to the UTEP Miners men's and women’s basketball teams.
Food and Drink
Kiki’s is a well-known El Paso restaurant, famouse for authentic Mexican cuisine.