his bronze statue is based on the painting, "The Errand of Corporal Ross" by El Paso artist Bob Snead. It is at the Robert E. Lee gate to the Fort.
Highlights the Chihuahuan Desert, with more than 625 plants species in the garden. Garden open dawn–dusk. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Free. University Avenue and Wiggins Road. 915/747-5565. www.museum.utep.edu
Park cites amicable settlement of long-standing border dispute in an area by the Rio Grande where a channel marks the adjusted international boundary. It has a visitor center, plus exhibits and films in Spanish and English on Chamizal and border history. Park grounds open 5 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. Vi...
Historic cemetery and landmark is divided into five parts, including the actual "Boot Hill." Gunfighter John Wesley Hardin is buried here along with other notable gunslingers of the old Southwest. Open Nov.–March 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and April–Oct. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. 3700 E. Yandell Drive. Exit I-10 at Cop...
Dedicated to researching, preserving and publishing area history, the society has an extensive collection of photos, archives and postcards. Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue. and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thu.–Fri. Free. 603 W. Yandell Drive. 915/533-3603. www.elpasohistory.com.
This 4,000-square-foot facility depicts life in Europe during the pre-Nazi era; the ascension of the Third Reich; the deportation of prisoners to ghettos and concentration camps; life in those camps; resistance efforts; and the liberation by Allied forces. Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Fri. and 1–5 p.m...
Facility tells the story of the first inhabitants of the El Paso area, the greater Southwest and northern Mexico. Dioramas and exhibits reveal Native American lives. Grounds include nature trails with native plant gardens and outdoor exhibits. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. Fre...
This facility houses a permanent collection of more than 6,000 works of art, including the Samuel H. Kress Collection of European Art from the 13th–18th centuries, American art from the 19th–20th centuries, and Mexican colonial art and retablos. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. ...
In the city's downtown Cultural District, this 44,000-square-foot facility houses exhibits focusing on 400 years of history that have shaped El Paso. Permanent exhibits include artifacts, images and documents. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.– Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. 510 N. Santa Fe. 915/351-3588. www....
Exhibits show more than 240 species of animals, including some from Asian and the Americas. The "Paraje" portrays the early history, settlement and animals of El Paso and the Southwest. The Aviary allows an up-close view of exotic birds. Restaurant and gift shop on site. Open daily except Thanksg...
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