El Paso Texas Art - Culture

El Paso Art and Culture

The city’s thriving visual and performing arts scene comprises everything from fashion to film to classical music. Much of the creative action centers in the Downtown Arts District, with a menagerie of museums and venues, as well as artist studios and galleries. El Paso Museum of Art Photo by Sean Mathis Plaza Theatre El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center …

El Paso street art

Paint the Town

El Paso artists paint the town red — and just about every color. More than a hundred murals dot the city, capturing the region’s cultural pride with depictions of community leaders, religious figures, and other symbols. Segundo Barrio (a neighborhood along the border) and downtown bear the lion’s share of these public art pieces; the neighborhoods themselves have become fitting …

Daytrips

Day Trip – Ciudad Juárez

Photo by Marshal Demunbrun Make your first stop south of the border the Mission of Guadalupe; built in 1659, it is one of the earliest missions the Franciscans constructed in the area that’s still standing. Kids love La Rodadora Museo Interactivo, one of the largest museums in Latin America. More than 120 interactive and playful exhibitions explore science — like …

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

El Paso ranked as the best large city for families in a 2017 survey — and proves it daily with a newly expanded zoo, playgrounds, spray parks, and field-trip friendly museums. El Paso Zoo Ascarate Park Spray Parks Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens 1. The zoo is a strong proponent of the M.O.M. (Missing Orangutan Mothers) Campaign, which brings …

Historic Attractions

El Paso Historic Attractions

This border city wears its history on its sleeve. The Spanish first arrived in the area in 1581, and ever since, El Paso has paid homage to its unique roots, from early indigenous settlements to military fortresses and monuments. El Paso Museum of History Photo courtesy Getty Images: ZRF Photo Chamizal National Memorial Photo courtesy Getty Images: ZRF Photo Concordia …

Outdoor Attractions

Outdoor Attractions

WalletHub named El Paso the best city in Texas for recreation. The city earns that honor with more than 300 days of sunshine each year and ample destinations for hiking, mountain biking, and nature walking. Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site Photo courtesy Destination El Paso Franklin Mountains State Park Photo courtesy Destination El Paso Keystone Heritage Park Rio …

El Paso Sports

From college-level games to the minor leagues, the sports scene in El Paso offers fans and athletes of all kinds various opportunities to get out and play or cheer from the stands. Southwest University Park El Paso Locomotive UTEP Miners Golf Sunland Park Derby Did You Know?

El Paso Attractions

Starry Nights

Photo by Brian Wancho A gigantic star glimmers from the Franklin Mountains above El Paso; it’s so big it can be seen from the east for 100 miles, and airline pilots use it as an orientation point. The El Paso Electric Company first built the Star on the Mountain in 1940 as a larger-than-life Christmas ornament of sorts, intended to …