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Wyler Aerial Tramway

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Address: Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 915-566-6622
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Great view

There's not much to this. The gift shop is tiny and there isn't much but the view is great. You can not only view El Paso but Juarez, Mexico as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There's not much to this. The gift shop is tiny and there isn't much but the view is great. You can not only view El Paso but Juarez, Mexico as well.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I didn't know about this tramway until we were driving to go see other places. I generally like high place, so I can't help myself for going up on a tower or a tram somewhere in the world everytime I see them. I didn't read the review before and just decided to head out first thing in the morning. Looked... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It is not a huge place to tour, it is only small place to see the brief history how it settled the site place. At first impressed learning about Mr. Wyler's story. And it was beautiful to see the view of El Paso, Juarez, Mexico, and part of New Mexico. I wish the weather's clearly blue, then I would ably... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

More of a kiddie ride.Did not look safe. Only can take 6 people at time. Long wait to go & return. No protection for passengers while in line to go & return. Exposed to the harsh elements.

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El Paso, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with a European friend in April 2014. The ride cost $8 per person with a humorous park ranger. Once up there, you get to see 270% view in east, south and west of El Paso (and Juarez). This is the place to bring out-of-town visitor in the day time. The panoramic view is better than Scenic Drive in the... More 

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

is great place for locals and visitors... fair price... i only think they should keep open until 9 pm so we can enjoy the city lights...

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Be sure not to go on a windy our cloudy day. We were visiting over Christmas, and half of the days we were there the tops of the mountains were in the clouds. From the top you can see all of EL Paso and Juarez, as well as some of the mountains. There are two trails at the top that... More 

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Washington state
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Unlike aerial trams elsewhere [ think Albuquerque] this tram only holds a maximum of 6! passengers. Long lines. On a cold December day, I gave up waiting and threw my ticket in the recycling bin.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

worthy of a visit, especially if you have children, the wait is always <10 minutes, affordable with great views, gift shop at the top

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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We only had to wait about 10 minutes for a cable car to take us to the top but that was because it was a cold and cloudy day. In fact, the day we went up it was snowing a little. So, for us, this was a trade-off. Normally, it can be a two hour wait this time of year... More 

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