The city of El Paso is located in western Texas across from the border of Mexico. It is home to numerous parks, historical attractions, interesting museums and more. The following are some of the top places to visit in El Paso, Texas.
El Paso Museum of Art
This museum was founded in 1959 and is located in old El Paso. The permanent collection includes works of art by important artists such as Manuel Gregorio Acosta and Gilbert Stuart. El Paso Museum of Art has a large and impressive collection of Southwestern U.S. and contemporary Mexican artist works, and holds special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers educational classes, storytelling sessions and art classes.
El Paso Zoo
The zoo is located on 35 acres of greenery and houses many different exotic animals from all over the world. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has accredited the El Paso Zoo. Visitors are able to interact with animals in their natural habitats. There are also fun family attractions at the zoo including the Giraffe Encounter, Hunt Family Desert Spring, Foster Tree House Playground and African Star Train.
El Paso Municipal Rose Garden
Situated on four acres, the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden is home to more than 320 rose varieties and more than 1,460 rose bushes. The garden opened in 1959 to the public and in 2006 expanded to its present size. The garden has wide walkways, numerous trees and shrubs, a Koi pond, a waterfall and raised beds. Every year volunteers plant new rose varieties and they also do the deadheading and pruning. During the peak bloom times there are tours provided. Events are hosted throughout the year.
Western Playland Amusement Park
This amusement park features numerous family friendly rides on 25 acres. The park has been in operation for 50 years and includes 30 different rides, including the Drop Zone, Bumper Cars, Tilt-a-Whirl, Scrambler and The Flying Scooter. It is an ideal place to take the kids.