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Chamizal National Memorial

Address: 800 S San Marcial Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 915-532-7273
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Ranked #27 of 41 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Herndon, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really interesting little National Memorial. It tells the story of how a border dispute was caused then solved peacefully, which is somewhat unusual. It's also got a nice exhibit on the survey of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo and how the Mexican and American team were able to overcome the recent war and cultural differences to complete the survey. It's also... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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339 reviews 339 reviews
263 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stopped by the visitor's center real quick. The museum just explains how the US and Mexico came to terms with a new International border. The park outside was surrounded by busy streets. The grass needed to be cut. Not one of the better NPS sites.

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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So much to learn at the Memorial!! I was amazed by the history of El Paso, and how much of El Paso was actually part of Mexico, & how much I didn't learn in school!! During the summer months, there are free outdoor concerts every weekend - with an outdoor dance floor .... people of all ages gather with friends... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We came to the memorial to burn some time before catching a flight out if town. The memorial is dedicated to the peaceful end to a land dispute between Mexico and the United States. It's a great idea for the land, but overall it isn't anything overly special. The memorial has special events that sound to be excellent, but outside... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I honestly don't know why this is a national park. It is more like a shabby city park than anything else. There is nothing there to do outside of scheduled activities. Close to 2 freeways so you get to enjoy the sound of traffic and smell of exhaust while strolling through the dead grass in the sparse grounds. The only... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

It's a small visitor center with some outdated displays they intend to redo shortly but still a source of very interesting info, and the staff is friendly and ready to share some history with you. This would be a great spot to visit with a history class. There is an event every Sunday evening outside that sounds promising as well.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Visitor center did not seem to be open hours posted on the sign. Park is in average condition and did not seem to be in the greatest of areas. Lots of special events were scheduled but seemed more geared to the local. Not worth going out of your way to and make sure you accidentally don't turn onto the bridge... More 

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Easy to find, park rangers were friendly. Its a place to get a stamp if you like the Passport books that the National Park does.

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Peotone, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is one of those strange places in the national park system that don't seem to belong. As other reviewers have said, it's a nice bit of history but part of the national park system? That being said the rangers(why they needed more than one is beyond me) were very nice and offered helpful tips about nearby NPS properties. I... More 

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Escondido, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
55 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A well kept small park established in the 1960s to commemorate the treaty (The Chamizal Convention) which resulted in the peaceful settlement of a century-long boundary dispute between the U.S.A. and Mexico. What is noteworthy is that because of the park's close proximity to Ciudad Juarez, bullets have been known to travel into El Paso when gunfights erupt from the... More 

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