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El Paso Mission Trail

9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, El Paso, TX
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Ranked #21 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: An accurate website for the Mission Trail in El Paso TX USA is: www.elpasomission... more »
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353 reviews 353 reviews
98 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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El Paso, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We live in El Paso and were looking for something interesting to do close to home. I was happy to find The Mission Trail right here. I love visiting historical sites and these missions were impressive. We were able to visit all three sites. They were spread out quite a ways in obscure places, but worth the drive. We went... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

EEven if your not really into doing this kind of activity I think this drive is worth doing.. You will be off the main drag and into the scenic route and poking about places you would not normally see. The Missions themselves are beautiful and interesting. A lovely way to spend part of your day.. and ... best of all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Amazing how the city started out along the mission trail and three missions still exist with larger churches beside them, still active. The trail is along the Mexican border with interesting homes along the way. The trail is well marked and fun to drive

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New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We drove the "Mission Trail" and visited all three missions. The San Elceario Prisidio Chapel in San Elizario was originally a military post established in 1684. The original chapel was destroyed by the flooding Rio Grande in 1829 and rebuilt in 1850. Mission Socorro was established for the Piro Puebloans who relocated here from Socorro, New Mexico following the Pueblo... More

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