El Paso Activities at Texas
El Paso, Texas is a vibrant city offering visitors and residents alike a wide range of fun activities, music events, kids attractions, museums, and historic sites to enjoy. Be sure to visit some of the top attractions and events listed below, and visit www.visitelpaso.com/things_see_do.sstg to find more activities and attractions, plus a calendar of upcoming events in El Paso, TX.
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Wet ‘N’ Wild WaterWorld.
This desert oasis features a volcanic garden theme, with thrilling water slides, a wave pool, climbing wall, kiddie pools, a lazy river, a gift shop, shaded picnic areas, barbecue rentals, a restaurant and snack bar. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-6 pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm. Ticket prices range from $2.95-19.95, depending on age. www.wetwild.com
Western Playland is a family style amusement park offering a full day of fun for the whole family with exciting thrill rides, family rides and kiddie rides, plus live entertainment, classic amusement park eats and souvenir stands. Western PlayLand is open February-October. Ticket prices range from $5-16, children under age two enter free. www.westernplayland.com [Top]
Experience some of the best local bands in El Paso at this ongoing summer concert series held at the Arts Festival Plaza. The weekly concerts include something for every age ad taste, from big band jazz to Latin, classic rock, rockabilly, and more.
The free concerts are held at 5:30pm each Friday, from May to August. www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/summerprograms.asp#3
Originally opened in 1930, this historic theater is one of El Paso’s best-known landmarks. Fully restored in 2002, the theater is still in operation and offers a wide schedule of programming, from Broadway theater productions to live concerts, dance performances, film festivals, live speakers, and more. www.theplazatheater.org [Top]
Located in El Paso’s Lower Valley the historic Mission Trail follows the history of missionaries who came to El Paso to spread their Catholic faith. Three adobe churches - the Ysleta Mission, the Socorro Mission and the San Elizario Chapel - remain on the site and offer visitors a view into the lives of the missionaries and indigenous people who lived and worked here more than 400 years ago. www.themissiontrail.net
War Eagles Air Museum.
This unique museum collects, restores and displays historic WWII and Korean Conflict era aircraft and highlights the history of U.S. military aviation with a focus on the significant role that airplanes, pilots and support crews played in these wars. Located at the Doña Ana County Airport, the museum is open to the public Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for senior and military. Children and students enter free. www.war-eagles-air-museum.com [Top]
Border Patrol Museum.
The Border Patrol Museum lets visitors journey through the history of the United States Border Patrol, from its beginnings in the Old West to its modern day operations. Their extensive collection includes paintings, photographs, guns, uniforms, vehicles, equipment, documents, and other artifacts. Open Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. Admission is free. www.borderpatrolmuseum.com
Sun Bowl Stadium.
Located on the University of Texas El Paso campus, the Sun Bowl is an outdoor football stadium that has been up and running since 1935, only second to the Rose Bowl in longevity. The Sun Bowl is home to the UTEP Miners football team, and also hosts the Sun Bowl college football bowl game each December. Opened in 1963 and refurbished in 2000, Sun Bowl Stadium features seating for 51,500 fans, plus an artificial grass playing surface, a state-of-the-art video board, three scoreboards, food and souvenir concessions, and more. Visit www.utepathletics.cstv.com/facilities/sun-bowl.html & www.sunbowl.org [Top]
Magoffin Home State Historic Site.
Located in downtown El Paso, this historic home was built in 1875 by El Paso pioneer Joseph Magoffin. The Territorial-style mansion was constructed from adobe, and features 19 rooms with Victorian-era décor and furnishings, plus several outbuildings and gardens. Open Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm, with guided tours offered on the hour. www.thc.state.tx.us/hsites/hs_magoffin.aspx?Site=Magoffin
El Paso Zoo.
The El Paso Zoo features over 220 species of animals including elephants, lions, zebras, sea lions, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other animals from around the world all displayed in naturalistic habitats. In addition to the animal exhibits, the zoo offers a range of kid-friendly activities, live animal presentations, special activities, events, a restaurant and a gift shop. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day. Admission prices range from $3-5. Children age 2 and under enter free. www.elpasozoo.org [Top]