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El Paso is one of the largest cities in Texas, and it is the largest U.S. city along the U.S.-Mexico border. El Paso's neighbor across the border is Juarez, Mexico, and together the metropolitan area of the two cities includes more than 2 million residents.
El Paso is very near the western tip of Texas and just south of New Mexico. The city covers a large geographical area, and the geography includes both mountains and desert. Franklin Mountains State Park extends well into the city proper. In fact, the city - which dates to Spanish missions from the 16th century - sits in a valley between mountain peaks.
El Paso's cultural heritage is rich with Spanish influences, and interaction with its neighbors across the Rio Grande River in Mexico is constant. The University of Texas at El Paso provides opportunities for learning, plus major college sports games for sports fans. Professional baseball, soccer and hockey are also played in the city.
Spanish missions and several nice museums are drawing cards, and the U.S. Army's Fort Bliss also calls the El Paso area home.
El Paso Attractions
Overview of El Paso attractions
El Paso golf courses
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Interstate 10 is the primary road route for travellers who are driving to El Paso from the east, and Interstate 10 continues west to California. U.S. Highway 62 also brings visitors from eastern and northern parts of Texas, and New Mexicans might head south on U.S. Highway 54 or on I-10/I-25, which combines for a short time north of town.
The El Paso International Airport offers nonstop service to 15 cities, include many outside Texas: Alburquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; Chicago; Las Vegas, Nev.; Los Angeles; Phoenix, Ariz.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, Calif.; and Chihuahua, Mexico.
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El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of El Paso official website
El Paso International Airport
University of Texas at El Paso
Fort Bliss U.S. Army base
Franklin Mountains State Park
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