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El Paso Mission Trail

9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, El Paso, TX
915-851-9997
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Ranked #16 of 41 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
99 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Greer, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have been through the mission trail twice and loved it. The missions are beautiful and if you go in the gift shop you can learn a lot from the people who work there.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the border highway to the far end of the Mission Trail and worked our way back. If you put the address on the site into your smart phone, you will end up at a vacant storefront in downtown El Paso. I had to look at the map on the website and enter the intersection at the far end.... More 

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San Carlos, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I expected a little more from the Mission Trail based on the brochure I found in my hotel that mentioned interesting local shops and good food. The missions themselves were pretty and have an interesting history. If there are no services taking place, you can see the interiors as well. Traveling alone, I didn't see any restaurants on the trail... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The missions on the trail are small, far apart, and can be difficult to find. I've enjoyed missions elsewhere, but these seemed somewhat uninspiring. The history behind these missions displayed on the signs outside tell a pretty generic story. I'd recommend passing on these and visiting missions in other cities.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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255 reviews 255 reviews
89 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The directions on the website for the mission trail are wrong, and the directions you'll likely get from Google Maps on your phone if you enter El Paso Mission Trail are wrong as well. The signs they have posted when you finally get close are confusing, to say the least. After more than an hour, I only found one of... More 

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