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Chamizal National Memorial

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Address: 800 S San Marcial Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 915-532-7273
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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A worthwhile visit for adults

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank cwc9201
Waxahachie, Texas
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank hikingsierra
New Hampshire
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Taughboyne
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Really interesting to learn about this National Memorial, right on the border of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Neat children's area and short film which provides the background. Well kept grounds, enthusiastic Park Rangers and great Junior Ranger activities.

Thank CKP_in_Colorado
El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Important History to remember and recognize that our family might have been able to relate if they lived in this central part of El Paso TX. in the 1960 Bitter Sweet knowledge.

Thank Bonnie R
Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Significant history happened here. Nice exhibits inside cultural center. Can spend half hour iinside. Others jogging round in nice prk in doowntown El A Paso. Easy parking.

Thank Bob V

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