900 Yarbrough Dr., El Paso, TX, US, 79915
- Phone: (915) 594-9111
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The Scottish Rite Temple stands as one of the oldest buildings in El Paso, and is an impressive landmark, to say the least. The glowering sphinxes that guard the entrance are but a hint of the treasures inside. The temple houses a beautiful theater, a library, a museum and a a large banquet hall capable of comfortably holding 380.
Also called the Plaza de los Lagartos, San Jacinto Plaza lies at the heart of El Paso's historic downtown district. The center contains a delightfully alligator fountain, spraying soothing mist. Here you can catch some colorful locals resting under the trees catching a breather from the hot sun. Come December, the plaza hosts the official Christmas Tree Lighting .
The visually impressive El Paso City Hall houses the various government departments of the city, such as General Services, Mass Transit Department (Sun Metro), the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Museums & Cultural Affairs, Parks and Recreation and many more.
A prominent square in the city, the Arts Festival Plaza is located in the center of the city, surrounded by prominent buildings. A community gathering space, the plaza plays host to important city events, including concerts, festivals, the Downtown Street Festival and Chalk the Block. Call to know more.
The Fray Garcia Monument stands proudly at the city's center, Pioneer Plaza glowering over passersby in all its 14-foot glory. Sculpted by El Pasoan John Houser in 1996, the statue is a testament to the great legacy of this kindhearted Spanish missionary.
El Paso's Union Depot, built in 1906, is a National Historic Place for its neo-classical architecture and its distinction of having been the country's first international station. Now Amtrak trains run through it.
Union Plaza, which is nearby the Union Depot, is a modest, well-manicured park right next to the trolley terminal. Depending on the time of day, the park can be pretty quiet.
A grandiose structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site is a vast collection of artifacts used by the Magoffin family centuries ago. Furniture, decorative art and other valuable resources of the family are all on display here. Built in 1875, the site still has maintained its old charm. The site has become an integral part of the city's rich history, and an important landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, the site and the belongings therein are managed by the Texas Historical Commission. Call ahead to know more.
With a capacity of 11,767 people, the Don Haskins Center is the largest sports and concert venue in the city. It was named a basketball coach of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and presents sporting events such as boxing, wrestling and pre-NBA basketball matches. It has also hosted performances by musicians such as Fleet wood Mac and Aerosmith and offers facilities for the disabled.
Located in El Paso Texas, this university is an integral part of EL Paso. UTEP has a number of spaces within it's campus for hosting various types of events and shows. Featured event spaces include Don Haskins Centre, Sun Bowl Stadium, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall and Magoffin Auditorium. Also available is a facility to house art exhibits. Each venue has its own distinct features and is complete with state-of-the-art amenities, audio-visual effects and ample seating space. Stages, tables, chairs and lecterns and other necessary equipment can also be arranged for. The Special Facilities Management at the University of Texas at El Paso maintains the facilities at UTEP.
Located on the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus, the Museum and Gardens offer a perfect entertaining learning experience. The museum focuses on the history of the area's native population, while the garden has over 600 species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. See website for further info.