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El Paso, Texas

El Pasoans share a fascination and passion for history that visitors to our city find remarkable. Our heritage surrounds us every day, an indelible part of our city's character.

The name El Paso itself has a rich historical significance. It is a shortened version of El Paso del Rio del Norte, the name given to the pristine river valley by conquistador Don Juan de Oñate more than four centuries ago.

El Paso has seen and remembered the westward expansion of pioneer America, the coming of the railroads to the western frontier, the days of outlaw and gunslingers, Indian wars and Indian peace, the birth of the U.S. Cavalry and the Texas Rangers.

Visit El Paso and enjoy our city, its historic mission trail, beautiful mountain vistas and desert sunsets, quaint Mexican restaurants and colorful history.

El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau
One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 1-800-351-6024   Fax: (915) 532-0263
Email: Web:

US-Mexico-Canada: (800) 351-6024 | Germany: 130-81-8401 | U.K.: (800) 89-7770

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