10 BEST ATTRACTIONS IN EL PASO, TEXAS
Find an alluring mix of traditional and contemporary art at any one of our local galleries. Each gallery is rich in history and culture and aims to provide its visitors with a sight you will see only in El Paso.
El Paso’s unspoiled natural beauty is a rarity in today’s fast-paced world. During the day, our mountains take on shades of purple, vibrant orange and pale green under a sun that shines over 305 days a year in. Wide-open vistas, big skies and beautiful desert weather are the norm, and almost every day ends with a breathtaking sunset. At night, our city lights look like a scattering of glittering diamonds across an expanse of darkness.
Bowling has a long and rich history, and today is one of the most popular sports in the world. El Paso is home to many locally owned and operated bowling alleys.
This city offers great fun for families big or small. Kids can count the whiskers on the tigers in the “cool” park environment of the El Paso Zoo. Spend a Sunday, biking along the Rio Grande or feed baby goats at the Licon Dairy petting farm. Western Playland offers rides and roller coasters under the warm sun any day of the year.
Historical and Cultural Sites
El Paso serves as a cultural corridor introducing thousands to our history. With our extensive diversity one could learn of the grim fate of the notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin, learn about the native Tiguas culture, or visit the Magoffin Homestead, one of El Paso’s prominent founders.
Everybody loves going to the movies. That's why the Sun City features five great movie theatres for you to enjoy. Whether you are willing to pay $1 at the Montwood Movies 7 or $8 at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, you can always be sure that El Paso offers nothing but the best.
El Paso attracts world-class photographers, painters, sculptors and muralists. See both regional and international artists at three art centers; explore the area’s archaeological past or the natural history of its Chihuahuan Desert setting; try a hands-on project at the El Paso Exploreum .
Only Have Half a Day
El Paso can take days to explore but if you only have half a day, here are a few things you won't want to miss.
Ranches, Farms & Orchards
Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the fruits of harvest during the summer and fall and taste spicy chilies, refreshing Zinfandels and candied pecans. Visit one of the many orchards of the upper Rio Grande by taking a Sunday drive along Highway 28 under the cool canopy of Pecan trees.
El Paso is centrally located and just a short drive from some of the regions most popular casinos.
Vineyards and Wineries
The sun shines in El Paso approximately 302 days per year, earning it the nickname “Sun City.” All that sun we’re bound to have the finest regional vineyards. Raise your glasses to doing Texas different.