El Paso Activities & Events
El Paso, Texas is home to a wide range of fun activities for both children and adults to enjoy. Whether you looking for live music and cultural events or kids attractions, museums, and theme parks, El Paso has it all.
Plan your next trip to El Paso with the list of fun events and visitor attractions below, plus search for more fun attractions in El Paso, with a visit to the El Paso Visitors Bureau at www.visitelpaso.com/things_see_do.sstg.
El Paso Hotel Accommodations.
Choose the Microtel Inn & Suites for comfortable, budget friendly hotel accommodations when you visit attractions in El Paso, Texas. Our modern hotels offer two convenient El Paso locations, both near the top visitor attractions, kids activities and local events in El Paso. [Top]
El Paso, Texas Activities
The whole family will enjoy this fun attraction that features an arcade, a shooting gallery, go-karts, bumper boats, food concessions, and prizes, plus rooms and outdoor space for private parties. www.adventurezoneelpaso.com
El Paso Firefighter's Museum.
Celebrating the history of El Paso's fire department, the El Paso Firefighter's Museum offers various exhibits, including antique firefighting equipment, photos, memorabilia, and more. Open Mon-Fri, 8am- 5pm. Admission is free.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology and Wilderness Park.
This museum tells the story of the first inhabitants of the Southwest and northern Mexico through exhibits and dioramas highlighting their lives from the Ice Age to modern Indians. In addition to its exhibits, the museum also offers a native desert garden, nature trails, outdoor exhibits, and a picnic area. www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum [Top]
Wet ‘N' Wild WaterWorld.
This desert oasis offers loads of wet and watery fun, with a volcanic garden, thrilling water slides, a wave pool, a kiddie pool and slide, a cool lazy river, shady picnic areas, barbecues, a snack bar, and a whole lot more. Open daily. www.wetwild.com
This family style amusement park offers fun for the whole family with thrilling rides, roller coasters, family rides and easy-does-it kiddie rides, plus live entertainment, yummy food concessions and souvenir stands. Open Feb-Oct. Check website for hours and ticket information. www.westernplayland.com
This ongoing free summer concert series held at El Paso's Arts Festival Plaza lets visitors to experience some of the city's best local bands and musicians. Weekly summer concerts include everything from big band jazz and Latin style to classic rock and more. Free concerts are held every Friday at 5:30pm, from May to August. www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/summerprograms.asp#3 [Top]
This Art Deco theater opened in 1930 and is one of El Paso's most popular historic landmarks. The theater was fully restored in 2002, and offers a full schedule of events, including Broadway theater productions, live music, dance performances, film festivals, live presentations, and more. www.theplazatheater.org
El Paso Mission Trail.
Follow the path of the Spanish missionaries who migrated to El Paso to spread their Catholic faith. A highlight of the trail is the three original adobe Mission churches that offer visitors a look into the lives of the missionaries and converted American Indians who lived and worked on the site over 400 years ago. www.themissiontrail.net
War Eagles Air Museum.
See historic WWII and Korean Conflict era aircraft and exhibits highlighting the history of U.S. military aviation and the significant role that airplanes, pilots and support crews played during the wars at this interesting museum. Open Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm. www.war-eagles-air-museum.com [Top]
Border Patrol Museum.
Journey through the history of the United States Border Patrol, from its dusty Old West beginnings to its modern, high-tech operations with this museum's large collection that includes paintings, photos, firearms, uniforms, cars, equipment, and historic artifacts. Open Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. www.borderpatrolmuseum.com
Bassett Place Mall.
Shopping enthusiasts will delight in this shopping center, as it offers a wide range of national retailers and specialty shops, including Costco, Kohl's, Ross, and Target plus an 18-screen movie theater, an arcade, restaurants, a food court, and a kids' play area. Mall open Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, noon-6pm. www.bassettplacemall.com
Sun Bowl Stadium.
Home to the UTEP Miners football team and the annual Sun Bowl college football bowl game each year, Sun Bowl Stadium was opened in 1963 and refurbished in 2000. The stadium is located on the University of Texas El Paso campus and features 51,500 seats, an artificial grass playing surface, state-of-the-art scoreboards, food vendors, and more. www.utepathletics.cstv.com/facilities/sun-bowl.html [Top]
Magoffin Home State Historic Site.
Built in 1875 by El Paso pioneer Joseph Magoffin, this unique mansion is located in downtown El Paso and was constructed from traditional adobe. Highlights include Victorian-era décor and furniture, plus several interesting outbuildings and period gardens. www.thc.state.tx.us/hsites/hs_magoffin.aspx?Site=Magoffin
El Paso Zoo.
With more than 220 different animals including elephants, lions, zebras, reptiles, and fish from around the world, plus kid-friendly activities, live animal exhibits, special events, on-site dining and a souvenir shop, the El Paso Zoo is a must-see for every El Paso visitor. www.elpasozoo.org [Top]