For an alternative Texas experience, consider El Paso. Located far from the bright lights of Dallas or San Antonio, in the state's western corner along the sparkling shores of the Rio Grande, El Paso boasts a different feel than its eastern counterparts. A true melting pot of American and Mexican culture, the combination is noticeable everywhere. Visit the El Paso Museum of Art and see American works from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as Mexican colonial art and retablos from the 1700s and 1800s. Restaurants serve authentic Mexican cuisine, Texas barbecue or a little of both. While this fusion of cultures draws some, the rock climbers who descend on El Paso have only one thing in mind: scaling the massive boulders of Hueco Tanks State Park. Those who prefer the ground can wander through the park's interpretive center and see ancient Indian pictographs. Other popular El Paso pastimes include golf, mountain biking and our personal favorite, stargazing.
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This site includes the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Museum, the Alderette-Candelaria House, a gift shop selling crafts of the Tigua Indians, Indian social dances and a cafe.
Not only do they perform historical dances, but the site itself also reeks of history! Must try the Gorditas there as they are outstanding. We used almost a day just sightseeing and going through historical data and of course eating.
4.5 based on 175 reviews
Our Mission: to educate the public - particularly the youth of today - about the Nazi Holocaust, as a way of insuring that similar acts of terrorism will not be repeated; to memorialize and pay tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust and to honor those who survived; to fight prejudice an bigotry and to remind the world, through education, of the value and dignity of human life. Admission is Free Donations are greatly appreciated. All tours must begin 30 minutes prior to scheduled closing.
The museum is beautifully laid out and informative. Of course not everything is discussed but it focuses on the necessary information for the El Paso community. I’m so glad it is here and appreciate the suggested donation. Also, the children’s activity at the end of the museum is really lovely and thought provoking. So glad this museum exists in El Paso!
4.5 based on 96 reviews
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso area and the Southwest.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
The UTEP campus is stunning, architecture modeled on the Bhutanese style. The Centennial Museum is outstanding. I especially enjoyed the heartfelt exhibit on the art made by the children during their detention at Tornillo as well as the photography of art along the border wall. There was a room featuring the history of El Paso which I found so interesting. I learned a lot.
4.0 based on 72 reviews
Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
My daughter loves coming here; I have lost track of how many times we have come here. The digital wall is great fun for both kids and adults. The best part of the museum is all the interactive parts for the kids. Very clean facility and well kept.
4.0 based on 17 reviews
This attraction features the culture and history of the Tigua Indians and is located in the historic Alderette-Candelaria House.
Ysleta Mission is really cool. The adjacent gift shop is by far, the best gift shop in all of Texas. It is filled with local crafts and art, most of which is hand made. There are so many authentic things to buy at reasonable prices. You can support artists from several countries. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Highly recommend this must stop. Two helpful women gleefully work here.
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First, the Memorial is bounded by East Paisano Dr., Delta Dr. and San Marcial St. In 1911 Mexico and the US had an arbitration over a piece of land that was cut by the Rio Grande River and floated from the river's Mexican side to the U.S. side. Mexico was awarded the parcel by the arbitrators but the U.S. refused to honor the award for 52 years. These beautiful grounds and a great National Park Service building with a picture history, a museum and picnic area showcase the Chamizal's history. Phenomenal Park Rangers, knowledgeable and extremely nice and fun. Nice gift shop. Bring your camera, picnic and ability to have fun!!!
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This historic house, built in 1840, is home to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Museum.
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