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 …

Hobbs, New Mexico

Hobbs, New Mexico

Get in the spirit at the Western Heritage Museum, which displays buckles, boots, saddles, and spurs.Photo by Geni Cavanaugh. Just over the state line from Texas and set in the oil-rich Permian Basin, Hobbs welcomes travelers along U.S. 62 to the Land of Enchantment and has boot-clad footing in the Western lifestyle and energy industry. An animatronic cowboy tells campfire …