Chamizal National Memorial

Things to do in El Paso, TX – Part 3

Explore all that there is to do in El Paso, TX

Whether planning a visit to El Paso or considering buying a new home in El Paso, you’ll enjoy getting acquainted with Sun City. Set along the Mexican frontier, El Paso has unique desert landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, and various cultural and historical attractions. From art galleries and restaurants to theaters and national parks, there is no shortage of things to do in El Paso, whether on vacation or at home.

Here are some highlights for your to-do list.

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Add these sites to your must-see list if you’re a history buff. Built to mark the centenary of Texas’ independence from Mexico, the Centennial Museum features a wealth of fascinating exhibits dedicated to the natural and cultural history of the Southwest and Mexico. It houses permanent exhibits related to the region’s archeology, ethnology, geology and paleontology, and the arts and sciences. Next to the museum, you’ll find the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, with more than 800 native plants in specially themed gardens.

The National Border Patrol Museum

As a frontier city, El Paso has played an essential role in the history of the US-Mexico border. Offering a fascinating view of this history, the museum highlights the governmental agency that is most significant in administering and patrolling the area. The comprehensive exhibit features a collection of nearly every vehicle used by border patrol officials, from cruisers to motorcycles, helicopters, and planes. Highlights include an OH-6 helicopter, a Piper Super Cub, and a Conquistador speedboat. You’ll also see a range of uniforms, badges, weapons, and other memorabilia, as well as photos and artwork that paint a more thorough picture of this fascinating history.

The Chamizal National Memorial

For a different take on the evolving history of US-Mexican relations, visit the Chamizal National Memorial. Encompassing a theater, a museum, an amphitheater, and multiple art galleries, the 55-acre site commemorates the settlement of disputes between the two countries. Specifically, the memorial honors the outcome of the Chamizal Dispute, a 100-year episode related to a natural shift of the Rio Grande tributary between El Paso and Juarez. The spacious surrounding parkland plays host various cultural events throughout the year, including summer concerts on Sunday evenings between June and August.

About Hakes Brothers

Now that you know more about the attractions and things to do in El Paso, perhaps you’re ready to find your new dream home in Sun City. Hakes Brothers is a new home builder that builds semi-custom new homes in various El Paso, TX, area locations. You’ll also find our new construction homes for sale in San Antonio, TX; Las Cruces, NM; Albuquerque, NM; and soon in Kansas City. With an unwavering commitment to innovative new home design and personalized customer service, we have helped over 4,000 families build new homes that best fit their lifestyles. We know our home building reputation plays a major role in your decision to trust us as your new home builder, and Hakes Brothers strives to earn your highest recommendation. If you are looking for a beautiful new construction home in the new home communities that we build, we invite you to view our list of quick move-in homes or contact us about upcoming new home neighborhoods.

Visit our model homes on 253 Adamtowne Dr, El Paso, to see our beautiful homes. We would love to show you around and walk you through how easy it is to build a home you’ll love.

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