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Located at the westernmost point of Texas, straddling the Rio Grande on the US - Mexico border, El Paso has beautiful desert landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. A place where Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett once crossed paths, this town mixes Old West vibes with a cool urban ambiance.

Surrounded by stunning scenery, El Paso is home to diverse flora and fauna. For outdoor enthusiasts, the first place to visit is the Franklin Mountains State Park. This is American’s largest urban park and its mountains are the perfect place for hiking, camping, rock climbing, and biking. Take the Wyler Aerial Tramway for superb views from atop the 5,632-foot-tall Ranger Peak. A little further afield the Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is another recreational favourite trekkers, campers, and bird-watchers. For families, El Paso Zoo is a great venue where children can view and experience time with animals from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The 9-mile historic route of the El Paso Mission Trail bypasses some of the most important surviving Spanish mission stations in Texas. Dating back to 1598, the trail starts in El Paso and is a brilliant way to explore Texas's rich multicultural heritage. The Ysleta Mission is a highlight of this popular scenic driving route - consecrated in 1682, it's the oldest structure of its kind in Texas. Further historical tales are showcased in many other galleries in El Paseo. Highly recommended are: The Magoffin Home State Historic Site, The El Paso Holocaust Museum, and The National Border Patrol Museum - this museum provides an insight into life protecting the border between Mexico and the United States. For a more sedate cultural fix, the El Paso Museum of Art has an impressive collection of over 7,000 works of art. Due to its great Mexican and Texan heritage, El Paso offers an array of incredible restaurants. Every type of eating experience is here, from street tacos, breakfast burritos, succulent BBQs, and 4-star restaurants, this city has a thriving food culture you will enjoy.

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