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Address: 9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 915-851-9997
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History in Front of You

Who says you need to only look to the east coast for long history? These missions are a gem for America and a must see for a visitor to get a feel of the past

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Who says you need to only look to the east coast for long history? These missions are a gem for America and a must see for a visitor to get a feel of the past

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

These are three Pueblo Missions and are all still working churches, so you are not visiting a museum, per se — though there is much to be learned in each location. Fascinating history and don't miss the new replica of the Pieta and one of the Missions, made from Michelangelo's actual mold!

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Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you have any interest in the history of the American West, this is a must-see. I stumbled on this mission by accident. I walked in and was greeted by a group of very friendly ladies, one of which gave me a quick tour of the church. It's a beautiful place and it helps tell the story of the Spanish... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We drove along the trail but only had time to go inside the old Socorro mission as the Ysleta and Elizario missions were having masses and we did not want to disturb. The Socorro mission is very nice inside; they had the Christmas tree nicely decorated inside when we were there. This one is worth a visit if you like... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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463 reviews 463 reviews
98 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On Monday, 29DEC2014, I began my annual New Year's bike tour, this time a few days before the actual calendar turn over due to significant extreme weather forecasts.(Last year, I had pedaled on 02JAN2014 toward Cornudas/Dell City, only to be caught in freezing temps & 4-6 inches/10-25cm snow!) I am currently pushing for an effective bicycling route through this region,... More 

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texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture and worth going off I-10 for! I will say that I felt like we were in Mexico rather than USA. Even a local man said to me, "No spanish? This is Mexico City!" LOL!

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Herndon, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unlike the San Antonio Missions, this Mission Trail is short and sweet. Since all three Missions are functioning churches and not primarily historical sites, there aren't many exhibits or things to read about. They make up for that by being gorgeous buildings with great character. I did not run into any problems with the churches being closed like others have... More 

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The mission churches were beautiful and historic. Visit all three on the trail to get the best experience. Nice drive between each.

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Mesa, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We started our visit at the Mission Valley Visitors Center 9065 Alameda Ave, El Paso, TX. Their website stated the hours were from 9AM-4PM. We arrived slightly before noon and there was nobody around. We checked a few doors to see if we were at the wrong entrance still everything was locked. Just as we were about to drive off... More 

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Louisiana
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99 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We like to look at churches and these were ones of historical significance. Unfortunately one was closed and the other two were unavailable to visit. We like the history, but would have liked to have visited them. They are off the main stream, so you have to make an effort to drive out to see them. They are about eight... More 

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