Be there when it all goes down at the Don Haskins Center, a 19,000-seat venue at the University of Texas El Paso. Catch a UT basketball game, or the likes of Blue Man Group or Shakira.
The Don Haskins Center is a powerhouse facility at the University of Texas El Paso, hosting the extremely successful men's and women's basketball teams in addition to world-famous performers.
The center was named after legendary El Paso coach Don Haskins and features 12,000 permanent seats. With additional seating on the floor for stage acts, the center can hold a capacity crowd of about 19,000.
Well-known acts that have played at the center include Santana, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, George Lopez, Shakira, The Cheetah Girls, Elton John, and Blue Man Group.
Besides hosting UT El Paso basketball games, the center is also used for college and area high school graduations
Enjoy one of the nation's oldest post-season college football games, the Sun Bowl. Watch future NFL stars play in front of a sold-out crowd of 50,000 sports fans.
The Sun Bowl in El Paso is one of the nation's oldest post-season college football games.
The game is typically played at the end of December and is the second longest running game behind the Rose Bowl. The game averages about 50,000 in attendance.
Notable players who have graced the field for the Sun Bowl include Tony Dorsett, Barry Sanders and Carson Palmer.
The Sun Bowl brings about $15 million in revenue to the city of El Paso, proving a significant economic impact for the region.
With the enhancements to UTEP's athletic facilities. Enjoy one of the many sports venues the University Texas El Paso Miners have to offer: Basketball, Football, Golf, Rifle, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, or Volleyball.
Hike, bike and climb at the largest urban park in the world, the Franklin Mountains State Park. Your outdoor recreation choices include RVing and primitive camping, climbing areas and hiking trails throughout the 24,000-acre park.
Conservationists have worked steadily and successfully to designate the Franklin Mountains State Park as an ecologically important piece of natural history, designating the area as a state park in 1979.
Since then, urban development has halted and the mountains form a striking backdrop to the city of El Paso.
The park opened to the public in 1987 and is the largest urban park in the nation at more than 24,000 acres.
The area is a popular attraction for hikers and rock climbers. Two hiking trails are accessible off Loop 375, and the Parks Department has designated climbing areas in McKeligon Canyon.
Primitive camping and a handful of RV sites are available for overnight stays.
Native Americans created pictographs on many of the boulders and in rock shelters.
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty at one of the most popular bouldering sites in the nation, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. Rock basins provide a refreshing oasis for the serious outdoor sports enthusiast.
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is a world-renown park named for its natural rock basins or "huecos" that have gathered rainwater for the early inhabitants of the region.
The historic, 900-acre site opened to the public in 1970. Here, visitors can view breathtaking rock paintings that depict everyday and stories passed down by the Archaic hunters and Native Americans that have inhabited the area. Paintings include more than 200 designs or masks left by the prehistoric Jornada Mogollon culture.
The visitor's center is located in a historic ranch house. Nearby are the ruins of a stagecoach station.
Popular activities here include rock climbing, bouldering, birding, camping and hiking.
Splash into fun at Hawkins Pool, where the great indoors never looked so good. The city-run aquatic recreation center includes thrilling slides and basketball courts to round out the fun. The pool is just one of the 14 aquatic centers offering a variety of swimming programs and activities for people of all ages.
Grab a bike and head for the mountains, thanks to the Crazy Cat Cyclery. Rent a first-class mountain bike and conquer the rugged recreation trails, with plenty of rock and stump jumping to challenge you.
Check out the El Paso Speedway Park to watch the race for track and national points featuring USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini-Sprints, Casa Nissan Legends Cars and Super Trucks.
Experience extreme fun at Oasis Lanes or Fiesta Lanes, where there's always a party on the lanes, whether you're 5 or 105. During certain bowling sessions, the lights go down and the music gets turned up for Xtreme Bowling. There's also an outdoor patio and plenty to drink and eat while you bowl a perfect game at this recreation facility.
Keystone Heritage Park is an archeological site, an archaic wetlands and a botanical garden making it the perfect spot for birdwatchers. It is home to many species of birds and is a stop on a migratory route with over 193 species of birds have been spotted here, including 22 species considered rare by the Audubon Society.