El Paso Sights & Culture Guide
Historic El Paso is home to many museums, festivals, iconic architecture, parks, cultural events, and more. Don’t miss your opportunity to get out and explore. Your guide to downtown El Paso culture starts here.
The Plaza Theatre is a National Historic Building of Significance, built in 1930 and recently restored. One of the city’s most well-known landmarks, the Plaza boasts Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, mosaic floors and antique furnishings. Take a weekly tour of the theatre or purchase tickets to a show, as some of the biggest touring acts perform here.
FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK
The nation’s largest urban park, Franklin Mountains State Park sits just north of El Paso, spread across over 24,000 acres. These beautiful desert mountains are an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a range of activities including hiking, mountain biking, and camping.
EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
The El Paso Museum of Art houses a collection of over 7,000 works from the Byzantine era to the present. The galleries reflect the area’s American, Mexican and European roots. The permanent collection includes pieces by Botticelli and Canaletto as well as notable El Paso natives like Tom Lea.