The city grew from settlements dating to the Juan de Oñate expedition in 1598 and a settlement by Juan Maria Ponce de León in 1827, although area missions predate Ponce de Leóns settlement by almost 150 years. It is the largest U.S. city on the Mexican border, and neighboring Ciudad Juárez is Mexicos largest border city. El Paso is in an ancient mountain pass and is surrounded by mile-high peaks.
Nightly on the west horizon, a 459-foot star with 459 lights can be seen from 6 p.m.–midnight on the south side of the Franklin Mountains.
El Pasoans celebrate Thanksgiving in spring and claim the first celebration was before the pilgrims. Oñate and his travelers crossed the Rio Grande near El Paso on April 20, 1598, and feasted in thanksgiving.
Discover the symphony orchestra, theaters, museums and libraries. Professional sports teams are the El Paso Diablos, baseball; the El Paso Patriots, A-League soccer; El Paso Rhinos Western States Hockey League Mid West Conference; and the El Paso Scorpions Rugby Club. Sun Bowl Stadium is home to the annual Sun Bowl Football Classic.
For a two-pound steak, inquire about the Indian Cliffs Ranch/Cattlemans Steakhouse, 30 minutes east of the city on I-10. 915/544-3200.
Ranches & Rodeos
You are now leaving TravelTex.com. You are on your way to an external website.
Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) provides these links solely for the convenience of our visitors and does not endorse, operate or control the external websites. EDT cannot be liable for direct or indirect damage to the user resulting from Internet connections, including but not limited to viruses, pop ups, spyware, or offensive materials.
Don't show this message again.