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
El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau
One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 1-800-351-6024 Fax: (915) 532-0263
US-Mexico-Canada: (800) 351-6024 |
Germany: 130-81-8401 | U.K.: (800) 89-7770