Explore the otherworldly history at the Concordia Cemetery. This historic graveyard dates to 1856 and is the final resting place for gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, Buffalo Soldiers, Texas Rangers, Civil War Veterans, early Mormon pioneers, and other civic leaders. Ghost tours and history reenactments are scheduled regularly here.
The Magoffin Home State Historic Site is a stately adobe home and one of the oldest surviving structures in the area. Docents in period costumes offer tours of the home, occupied for nearly 100 years by a multicultural family who participated in the settlement of the area, the military and local trade.
Scenic Drive is both a journey and a destination. The area is a city park that closes to motorists every Sunday, to accomodate foot traffic. Scenic Drive affords spectacular views of the U.S. southwest and Mexico, specifically Ciudad Juarez and the countryside. Binoculars are available on site, too.
Get a bird's-eye view of the spectacular El Paso Franklin Mountains on the Wyler Aerial Tramway. The gondola ride up and the cable car that stretches across 200 acres of mountain affords views of 3 states and 2 nations.
The El Paso Franklin Mountains are a spectacular sight - and you can see them from 6,000 feet in the air, in addition to the pristine natural beauty of Hueco Mountains and Mexico's beaches.
The Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains State Park gives a bird's-eye view of the picturesque beauty and rugged serenity of the land in and around El Paso. The arial cable car traverses 200 acres of mountain and rock formations on the east side of the Franklin Mountains.
A gondola transports sightseers to the top of Ranger Peak. From the vantage point, cacti and rock formations are in full view, along with wildlife that hides and plays along the mountains.
The pinnacle view offers vistas of 3 states and 2 nations, giving a singular story of the rugged southwest.
Birders will also appreciate the views through the area designated and created by the local Audubon Society, known as Feather Lakes.
Tour the only Pueblo in the state of Texas, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. Several of the Native American tribe's feasts are open to the public, and the members have set up a working village with exhibits to educate visitors about their traditions.
The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo is a recognized Native American tribe, one of three in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The community, known as "Tigua," was established in 1682.
Here, more than 1,600 citizens are enrolled in the tribe. Business endeavors employ 400 members and include the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, Big Bear Oil Co., Inc., and the Tigua Indian Cultural Center.
The Pueblo celebrates several feast days throughout the year. Some of the events are open to the public. The religious ceremonies are to be observed quietly and any photography must be approved ahead of time. The ceremonies are open to the public as a way to educate and enlighten. The events are very much real and traditional, not staged.
The Tigua Trails section is a very open and inviting area. It includes scenic villages where visitors can get an up close and personal look at life in the Pueblo. Historic missions, old adobe buildings and museums offer a living history of the tribe.
Restaurants and shops with original arts and crafts are also a mainstay of this lively visitor's center.