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Chamizal National Memorial

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Address: 800 S San Marcial St, El Paso, TX 79905-4123
Phone Number: 915-532-7273
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Small, but Educational

This is the kind of place to go for history. I went here and the ranger was helpful and educated us about the Mexican-American treaty brought about by war. Good for everyone of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Bonn, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made the effort to visit this site recently; it commemorates the movement of the border by putting the Rio Grande into a concrete ditch in 1962. There is a stage for outdoor presentations, a small theater w/ a 10 minute movie on why this happened, and some inappropriate local art that has no business in a US National Monument. Waste... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of place to go for history. I went here and the ranger was helpful and educated us about the Mexican-American treaty brought about by war. Good for everyone of all ages and is FREE

Thank danandjenbarry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit if you're in El Paso. Here you'll learn about the dispute of the Mexican-American border and how it was solved. This is an example of solving conflicts in a pacific way which is not common these days.

Thank Vionnette P
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

This memorial commemorates the history of the settlement of a 100 year land dispute between Mexico and the U.S. caused by the shifting of the Rio Grande River. There is an amphitheater for local theatrical and musical events and a small but interesting art museum. My wife and I stumbled across it while heading elsewhere and spent a relaxing hour... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

History took place here and it is a nice park to walk through. It is surrounded by too much traffic so kind of a pain to get to.

Thank Sully9821
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

A great lesson in history. A river can change its course over time. This makes borders, security and diplomacy a complex issue. The staff did a great job at this memorial on the bourder.

Thank Lynn V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice enough place, but it is basically a park. It commemorates a peaceful resolution of a land dispute between the US and Mexico. There are some interesting markers and murals.

Thank Phil G
Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Short visit, the buildings are very well kept and maintained. The grassy areas were peaceful. I can imagine it can get a little crazy when an event is going on.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Small national memorial. Learned about the history of this small piece of land. Seems like an interesting place to see one of the shows they have, but none going on when we were there.

Thank Tall1NewHampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a lesser known national landmark that we had all to ourselves for an hour or so. It takes its name from a saltbush plant that used to grow profusely in the vicinity. As the Rio Grande river cut a new flood channel in 1864 it cut off some parts of Mexico and some parts of the USA from... More 

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