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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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Highly Recommended for History Buffs

Overall very good because of poor signage on the road (I strayed off the Trail twice), indifferent staff and a confusing map that suggests the three churches are in closer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We may have just been lucky but when we arrived there was a volunteer available that sat with us and gave us a fantastic history of all of the missions in the area. The gift shop is also worth your time to visit and had many unique items we have never seen and yes we purchased some of them as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Overall very good because of poor signage on the road (I strayed off the Trail twice), indifferent staff and a confusing map that suggests the three churches are in closer proximity than they are. However it is worth the inconvenience if you are interested in the local history of the Native Americans, Spanish colonialism, Mexican rule and the story of... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a self-guided auto tour- and it was worth the time. The missions were beautiful and the history was very interesting. Follow the brown Mission Trail signs and they will take you to the missions easily. Socorro Mission has up signs that parking is for the church only- go ahead and drive in. There is a casino by them... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Start in San Elizario and work your way west. Check times and call ahead to make sure the mission churches are open. Some of the missions are not wheelchair accessible. You can get into the building but not down to the altar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited the three Mission churches and loved how rich in history they were. It is a wonderful way to spend the day. The churches are beautiful.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Did a small group tour of the three Churches on the Mission Trail with a speaker supplied by the Mission preservation group. She was full of information about the history of the Missions and the area. One of the churches was busy so did not get to see inside.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Address: 9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 915-851-9997
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso

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