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Chamizal National Memorial
800 S San Marcial St
El Paso, TX 79905 Directions
The Chamizal National Memorial is known as the 55-acre peace park, commemorating the Chamizal Treaty that settled a border dispute between the U.S. and Mexico after the shifting of the Rio Grande River in the mid-1800s. Birdwatching, hiking and outdoor activities are popular activities here.
The Chamizal National Memorial commemorates the treaty of 1963 that put an end to a 99-year old boundary dispute between the U.S. and Mexico.
The area includes a memorial, along with an amphitheater and a 500-seat auditorium. Activities include a 1.8 mile hike on the Cordova Island trail that encircles the 55-acre urban park. The natural beauty of the area is in full view, with the Franklin and Juarez mountains looming in the horizon, the downtown skyline of El Paso and the International Bridge to Mexico.
Originally, the Rio Grande River was the natural border between U.S. and Mexico. But after heavy flooding in the mid 1800's, the river shifted and the land disputes arose.
The Chamizal Treaty, as it is known, was signed in 1963 and ended the long running dispute.
The 55-acre park is known as the "peace park" and was created as part of the treaty to celebrate the understanding and agreement between the two nations.
3700 E Yandell Dr
El Paso, TX 79903 Directions
Explore the otherworldly history at the Concordia Cemetery. This historic graveyard dates to 1856 and is the final resting place for gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, Buffalo Soldiers, Texas Rangers, Civil War Veterans, early Mormon pioneers, and other civic leaders. Ghost tours and history reenactments are scheduled regularly here.
El Paso Union Depot
700 W San Francisco Ave
El Paso, TX 79901 Directions
Visit the first international train station in the U.S., the El Paso Union Depot. Dating back to 1906, the building's high steeple and red brick exterior is now home to the local bus and trolly service, Sun Metro.
Railroad & Transportation Museum of El Paso
400 W San Antonio Ave
El Paso, TX 79901 Directions
All aboard the Railroad & Transportation Museum of El Paso! Real, historic trains, engines, dining cars, sleeping cars and more are on display. Transportation buffs and fans of trains young and old will enjoy the walk-in displays.
El Paso Railroad & Transportation Museum is a fun place for young and old transportation buffs, especially folks who want to see old locomotives and steam trains up close. Tours of the trains on the grounds are available for all visitors.
Plenty of educational information can be found here too. The exhibits will walk visitors through a slew of interesting facts about the transportation system through El Paso and on to Colorado and California. The museum explores the role of railroads during the war, mass transit that began with mule cars and the second transcontinental railroad built through El Paso.