Where to Explore El Paso’s Spookiest Attractions

Immerse yourself in these haunted El Paso attractions and embark on a journey through El Paso’s most bone-chilling spots. With a rich tapestry of culture and history, El Paso offers more than just sophisticated accommodations at The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park. For those seeking an adrenaline rush and a taste of the eerie, we invite you to discover the haunting secrets hidden within the city’s depths, with a restful and stylish stay at The Plaza to pair.

Concordia Cemetery

Venture into a storied history at Concordia Cemetery, a place where the past meets the present. Over 66,000 members of the El Paso community are buried here. This historical graveyard is shrouded in mystery and is said to be haunted by some of El Paso’s most famous spirits, such as Florida (Lady Flo) Wolf and John Wesley Hardin. With tombstones dating back to the mid-1800s, you’ll feel the weight of history as you explore its hallowed grounds.

Plaza Theatre

As you step into the grandeur of the Plaza Theatre, be prepared to encounter more than just exceptional performances. With a history that spans over 90 years, this beautiful theater has witnessed countless events and left a mark on the souls that have graced its stage. There have been reports of lights turning on and off mysteriously and the sighting of a ghost that looks like an old man smoking a cigarette sitting on the balcony. Attend a show or take a tour to uncover the secrets of this spectral landmark.

DeSoto Hotel

If you’re a fan of spine-chilling stories and haunted history, the DeSoto Hotel should be on your itinerary. Located in downtown El Paso, this historic hotel has seen its fair share of eerie encounters. Guests have reported inexplicable phenomena like being touched inexplicably. Immerse yourself in the haunted tales of this iconic hotel and discover why it has earned a reputation as one of the spookiest spots in town.

Gravity Hill

Prepare to defy the laws of physics at El Paso’s Gravity Hill. Located on a quiet road, this peculiar spot creates an optical illusion. Gravity Hill makes it appear as though your car is rolling uphill when in reality, it’s rolling downhill. The unexplained forces at play have led to speculation about paranormal activity in the area. Experts explain that this mind-bending phenomenon is due to the lack of a visual horizontal line. It’s a worthwhile experience to see for yourself in El Paso.

El Paso Ghost Tour

For a truly immersive experience, embark on the El Paso Ghost Tour. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour takes you on a journey through haunted locations and introduces you to the spirits that call them home. From ghostly apparitions to tales of tragedy and mystery, this tour will send shivers down your spine.

L&J Restaurant

If you have an appetite for the macabre, satisfy it at L&J, a restaurant known for its delicious Mexican cuisine and its unique location next to a graveyard. While not spooky in the traditional sense, dining amidst tombstones certainly adds an element of intrigue to your meal. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes as you ponder the mysteries of life and death, and experience the fascinating ambiance and savory flavors that L&J has to offer.

El Paso Museum — Dia Los Muertos

For an immersive experience of Dia de Los Muertos, don’t miss the Dia de Los Muertos Parade organized by the El Paso Museum of Art. This lively event celebrates the rich Mexican heritage and pays homage to those who have passed away. Immerse yourself in the vibrant costumes, traditional music, and awe-inspiring altars as you become a part of this colorful celebration. 

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park

The Plaza hosts a Dia de los Muertos Celebration each year. The celebration is dedicated to the Mexican tradition of honoring the departed. For two weeks leading up to the date, we embrace the colorful displays associated with this vibrant holiday with specials at Ámbar and plenty of other festivities. Stay tuned to our website for details about this year’s events.

Plan Your Spooky El Paso Getaway

Make your visit to The Plaza even more memorable by enjoying our “Taste of El Paso” package. Indulge in a $30 daily credit to sample our agave spirits and savor a Dia de Los Muertos Agave Spirits Flight at Ámbar. Immerse yourself in the flavors of El Paso while embracing the city’s cultural traditions.

Whether you’re seeking out your own paranormal encounters or cultural celebrations, El Paso has something that will delight all visitors. Plan your visit to The Plaza and discover the haunted El Paso attractions found in our captivating city. We can’t wait to welcome you for a spooky stay.