Discover El Paso’s Unique Cultural Heritage
This Texas State Historic site is known as El Paso’s Boot Hill where over 60,000 have been buried. Amongst them are famous gunfighter John Wesley Hardin. This well-known outlaw was said to have more than thirty notches on his gun, evidence that no more dangerous gunman ever operated in Texas. So, don’t be afraid to go down to explore and snap a few pictures of the historic tombstones as well as sites like the Buffalo Soldier Memorial.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
A striking adobe structure, Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, trade on the Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail, Civil War turmoil, and U.S.–Mexico relations. Built in 1875 for pioneer, politician, and civic leader Joseph Magoffin, the nineteen-room adobe home containing original family furnishings is El Paso’s only historic house museum and a prime example of Territorial style architecture.
Hours of Operation
Sun: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mon: Closed Tue: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wed: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thu: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mt. Cristo Rey
Standing atop the Sierra de Cristo Rey (formerly known as the Cerro de los Muleros, Mule Drivers Mountain), in Sunland Park, New Mexico, the 29 ft. tall limestone statue of Christ serves as a shrine to thousands of faithfuls in the El Paso and Southern New Mexico area. Because of Mt. Cristo Rey’s proximity to Mexico, it’s best to hike up the mountain in a group. The well-maintained trail is about 4.4 miles round trip and provides stunning, unparalleled views of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico.
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center
The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center exists as a facility for cultural enrichment, as well as a collective site for centuries of tribal history. It aims to educate individuals about the culture and history of the oldest federally recognized tribe in Texas by providing information and interactive experiences that are unique to the area.
The Cultural Center exhibits the tribe’s heritage through dance, programs and other activities such as pottery making, bead looming, bread baking, storytelling, and gardening for Tribal Members ONLY. The center also provides retail space for tribal members to sell authentic Tigua attire and artifacts. The museum displays objects such as artifacts, pottery, photographs, and video representing over 300 years of Tigua History. The museum attracts a wide array of visitors from across the United States and the international community.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday 8 AM - 5 PM